The Tuscan wine consultant on his beloved vinyl collection, the importance of doing what you love, and drinking Barolo with Woody Allen.
Southern Italy’s answer to Barolo is producing quality wines which have so far been overlooked, but new legislation could change that.
db’s Lucy Shaw dines like a king on steak tartare, suckling pig and Barolo at cosy neighbourhood Italian, Olivocarne in Belgravia.
Will Lyons and Dave McIntyre recommend “warming” wines for autumn, while Michael Dresser picks out “one of the most food-friendly wines on the planet”.
Will Lyons picks “an interesting example of the food friendly wine made in Uruguay right now” and Jessica Yadegaran recommends “a truly yummy Pinot Noir”.
Summer is a theme for many wine writers in the US, with Dave McIntyre and John Mariani recommending summer wines and Will Lyons revealing a wine that he’ll “be sipping this summer.”
Barolo doesn’t make better and more age-worthy wines than Barbaresco according to Bruna Giacosa.
Matthew Jukes reveals his top 10 bubblies of the season, including a Welsh sparkling wine which he describes as “one of the most beautiful of this year’s sparklers”.
UK fine wine lovers are abandoning Bordeaux in favour of other regions, as high prices and a run of good European vintages encourage them to seek alternatives.
Fine wines feature prominently in the US press this month as Barolo and even Lafite-Rothschild 1990 rank among the recommendations, along with a Russian River Trousseau Gris.
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