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Are you knowledgeable about Italian wines?

Jul 7th, 2001, 10:11 PM
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Sammyv
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I've read many references here about Vino Nobile and Brunello wines. Could someone give us a ball park figure/range of their cost in Italy, by the bottle and by the glass? We're trying to plan. Thanks.
 
Jul 8th, 2001, 08:11 PM
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topper
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to the top.
 
Jul 9th, 2001, 08:56 AM
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RO
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now dont get excited and yell. but my question is i dont drink wine without having ice in the glass. is this a problem in italy
 
Jul 9th, 2001, 03:48 PM
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Hi Judy, I love Italian wines especially chianti and super Tuscans. And I picked up a lovely Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio, by Mastroberardino....only 7.99$ What a great bargain wine....I agree that a lot of Italian wines are very inexpensive, and I would be the very last to complain. ps. don't tell the Italian wine exporters that their wines are cheap!
Judy ;-)
 
Jul 20th, 2001, 04:57 AM
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I agree with the poster who recommended Made-in-Italy online. There's a wealth of information on Italian wine, and by looking through the listing of what they are selling you can see what is popular, and get an idea of the price ranges. Also, I've conducted web engine searches on "italy & wines" and have found many web sites devoted to the love of Italian wines. I've learned alot. Another spot I've found helpful on the web is an Italian community at http://www.independenttraveler.com - click on Destinations. There's a group of folks who like to chat about all things Italian. Another thing I like to do is visit food-related web sites, often they'll include a specific wine to accompany a meal. When I visit those sites I'll use their search feature and plug in Italian wines <G>.

hope this helps a bit,

Al
 
Jul 26th, 2001, 12:07 AM
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Solapaca, rosso or bianco, also corvo, i will not attempt to sound like I've tasted every brand, but in all honesty the homemade wine that my landlord makes is by far the best.
 
Jul 26th, 2001, 06:15 AM
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Sammyv -- A couple of months ago we had a wonderful 1997 Brunello di Montalcino in a restaurant in Rome for about $30. That was dramatically more than we spent for wine anywhere else on our trip, but it was well worth it, particularly when I saw what this wine costs here (at a store, much less a restaurant!). We also had a Vino Nobile di Montepulciano while in that town. I don't remember the price, but I'm pretty sure it was under $20. By the way, I bought a pretty little book for listing wines at Il Papiro in Rome (there are two branches within a few blocks of the Pantheon). It cost a bit much for what it is, but it's a nice way to record the wines you enjoyed on your trip, for starters.
 
Jul 26th, 2001, 02:00 PM
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I brought home a lot of Italian red, especially, Brunello di Montalcino and Orvieto whites. I just knew it would be cheaper to buy it in Italy, but when I returned to Washington, D.C. I found it everywhere within a few dollars of what I paid for it in Italy.

The one fabulous wine I cannot find here, is La Grola. Valpolicella, 1994. We had this wine in Venice at Da Fiore, and I wish I'd purchased more!!!

Wendy
 
Jul 26th, 2001, 02:09 PM
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Hi Wendy. I remember you from the "foodie" thread. Have you been to Grape Finds on Connecticut near R? They have a nice little wine selection that changes regularly, very carefully edited. At the moment they have a few outstanding Italian whites that are excellent value for money, and some nice reds too.
 
Jul 26th, 2001, 02:17 PM
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mark
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One word: Barolo.
It can be expensive but I found some reasonable priced bottles in a few restaurants in Rome.
 
Jul 26th, 2001, 02:20 PM
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wendy
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Lisa, NEVER heard of it! Thank you! er...grazie!

Wendy
 
Jul 27th, 2001, 11:14 AM
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Miles
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If you are doubtful, even after looking at the wine list, ask the sommelier to reccomend a wine that fits your requirements, very simple really. Try wines specific to the region, or international wines, it is not complicated.
 
Jul 28th, 2001, 03:03 PM
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Moira,
Thanks for the reply. Anyone else__ comments on cost of hese 2 wines? Sammyv
 
Dec 29th, 2002, 02:51 PM
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Diane
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THIS is the one I was thinking about...Christina's discussion of classico, reserva, etc. is pretty useful!
 
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