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A few kilometres South of La Morra, in the commune of Barolo, is the G. D. Vajra winery. Most recognised for their Bricco delle …

On David Way’s recommendation and introduction, we began our visit to Piemonte at Oddero. The winery is in the small village of Santa Maria, …

Mid-garnet colour with medium-broad rim. Definite maturity on the bottle’s colour. Medium-to-intense aroma of redcurrant jelly and something meaty, suggesting a good match for …

Good value, easy drinking Old World wine. Medium bodied, with acid rather than tannic structure. Lightly oaked aromas of red fruit (?strawberry?). Somewhat fruity …

Another “different” white – again from Majestic – that has an interesting blend of freshness and flavour complexity. Made from the Cortese grape, although …

First drank the 1997 at Tentazione Italian restaurant on the recommendation of the owner (as being a cheap but good alternative to amarone). That …

Bought cheap in Japan while working at JWS (a bin-end), and one bottle drunk there. Coming very nicely into balance – with depth of …

A touch disappointing for the effort to get it and the price. “3 Glasses” winner and certainly not bad, but maybe needs time to …

I thought I’d see if my Italian prejudices were wrong with a Barolo at a reasonably high price. Sadly I was right. Italian wine …