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Barolo….The Immortal Game

In a quest to prove our ‘loosely based’ comparative theory, we moved our pawns gingerly toward to the sovereign RED fortress of BAROLO in Piemonte, north west Italy.

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Almost 500 years ago, the expert palate of Leonardo Da Vinci determined, “the discovery of a good wine is becoming increasingly better for mankind than the discovery of a new star”. May the SFORZATO be with you!

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Grignolino…. Fly on Little Wing!

When you discover that currently almost 2 million bottles are produced per vintage, you’ve got to ask yourself, what the heck is Grignolino, should I try get my hands on it and, if so, where?

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FOLK HEROES – Sangiovese, Brunello & Bob

As NATIVE GRAPES go, arguably there’s none more fascinating, intriguing or contentious than Italy’s iconic red, ‘SANGIOVESE’. Or should that be SANGIOVESE GROSSO, SANGIOVESE PICCOLO or even SANGIOVETO.

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NOSIOLA – Native Courage, Bottled.

As half of the legendary ‘Pojer e Sandri’ winemaking double act, Mario Pojer took to the stage at the famous Enoteca di Cormons, in the heart of Friuli’s Collio region to present us with a rare, if not unique, NOSIOLA Vertical.

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