March 7, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Campania produces the best wines Italy’s not famous for. Yes, there’s the semi-esteemed Taurasi, but the whites — Fiano and Greco di Tufo, along with Falanghina and Coda di Volpe — fly under so many radars it borders on injustice. My column this week focuses on the Campania wines of Terredora di Paolo, whose shockingly reasonable prices belie their complexity. There may be more expensive wines from Campania, wines from bigger names, but none are more vivacious, honest, food-friendly, essential.
May 25, 2011 § Leave a Comment
My latest wine column in the Portland Press Herald sings the praises of a mixed case. You talk to your retailer, you give her a price maximum, and she rewards your trust with eye-opening wines, wines you never would have thought of, wines you can grow with and turn friends on to.