Renato Corino & Liliana—some of my favorite people!

You know when you look back on those certain instances in life and you think to yourself, "Man, I had no idea what I was getting myself into!" Maybe you think of an unfortunate circumstance but I am sure you have good ones too. My particular story is a good one. Meeting Renato Corino and his girlfriend, … Continue reading Renato Corino & Liliana—some of my favorite people!

2008 Barolo of La Morra: a preview

Vinitaly doesn't overwhelm me like it used to. Now that I've been there three times and I speak (good enough) Italian, the major challenge is keeping myself focused, alert, energetic, motivated—and sober—all day long for four days straight of sampling, analyzing, inquiring and writing about, searching for, and taking photos of wines. I tell myself … Continue reading 2008 Barolo of La Morra: a preview

Renato Corino 2.5: Marcella meets Antonio Galloni

Note: This entry is meant to follow Renato Corino 2.0: La Vendemmia 2011. You might want to read it before reading this one. "Prendi un po' di vino," disse la Lepre Marzolina, con tono affabile. Alice guardò bene sul tavolo, ma non vide altro che tè. "Non vedo vino," fece notare. "Non ce n'è," disse La … Continue reading Renato Corino 2.5: Marcella meets Antonio Galloni