March 2016

Stunning Amarone from a New Cult Favorite Producer

Lorenzo Begali “Monte Ca’ Bianca” (Amarone della Valpolicella, 2010) $89/bottle Although Lorenzo Begali looks like he might have just stepped out of a Spaghetti Western his stardom is in winemaking, not cinema. Since 1986, he and his wife…

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Posted on 2016.03.23 in Italy, Saturday Sips, Veneto  |  Read more...

 

Saturday Sips: High Altitude Spanish Red with a Mediterranean Touch

Mas l’Altet “Avi” (Valencia, 2009) $210/6-pack (~$35/bottle) The husband-and-wife team of Alfredo Esteve and Nina Coolsaet are the heart and soul behind Bodega Mas l’Altet. Both engineers, the couple met by happenstance on their first day of master’s study of oenology….

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Posted on 2016.03.02 in Saturday Sips, Spain DO, Valencia  |  Read more...

 


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