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Boscarelli Nobility

~ Approaching Montepulciano ~ If you begin a conversation with someone about the best Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, chances are you’ll hear them mention the names Avignonesi and Poliziano.  And for good reason.  They are stalwart producers that both make…

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Vigna Paganelli

~ A Market in Montalcino ~ Tenuta Il Poggione, along with the iconic Biondi Santi and Frescobaldi, is one of  three original producers of Brunello di Montalcino.  For over a century,  the Franceschi family has been tending their farm southwest of…

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Darling Dolcetto

The Patriarch.   While Luciano Sandrone’s winemaking style may be the subject of some debate among lovers of “Old Guard” Piedmontese wines,  the quality in the bottle simply cannot be denied.   Over the years, I’ve enjoyed hundreds of Sandrone’s wines and…

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