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April 21, 2008 - Beginner Wine

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Make Mine Italian: Wines From Tuscany And Piedmont

A modern renaissance of winemaking in Italy is making wine lovers and critics stand up and take notice. In the 20th century, wine in Italy frequently meant low-cost, low quality and high volume-think straw covered bottles-with little to get excited about. However, things have changed in past 25 years and thanks to new laws further regulating Italian vintners, the standard of winemakers in that country is reaching new levels of excellence.

Today, Italy is seen as one of the most prolific and versatile wine regions in the world-with over 100 official vitis vinifera vines- and thousands of grape varieties. Italian wines are food friendly and affordable, with many of the wines available in specialty retail stores. Italian red varietals offer a nice alternative to California cabernets and merlots. Sangiovese is the grape of Chianti Classico that hails from the hills of Tuscany in Northern Italy, and in the hands of a talented wine maker, this red wine can be absolutely elegant. Look no farther than the cuisine of Italy to find the perfect match for Chianti. Try pasta pomodoro (or any red sauce), pizza and roast lamb with this lovely red.

The great Barolo, made from the Nebbiolo grape grown in Piedmont, is the King of red wines in Italy. And though Barolos are rare and pricey, these big-gun reds are prize cellar candidates, with at least 5 (if not 15) years of patience required before the wines mature to a divine richness. Boutique wine retailer has only a limited supply of the 1999 Cordero di Montemezolo Barolo, priced under ($40). This is a great value from one of the best vintages of the last decade. If pasta and pizza are on your menu this week, try the 2000 Il Mandorlo Chianti Classico ($25) from another great vintage. It is blended with a little cabernet and merlot, to create a lush, mouth-filling wine with just the right acidity to balance tomato sauces- and not break the bank while still impressing your guests.

About the Author:

Eve writes for websites focused on wine and luxury living. Her writings include subjects such as wine tours and fine wines.

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Sat, 19 Apr 2008 02:40:08 PDT
RAYMOND - Nebraska is far from being Napa Valley when it comes to producing wine, but Dale Lilyhorn is doing his part to help the state become the Napa Valley of the Midwest.

Preserving the Bottom-Line

Sat, 19 Apr 2008 18:44:05 PDT
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What a Thing is Worth

Sun, 20 Apr 2008 02:35:11 PDT
"Here's what the publisher of this book does." The speaker was John Van Diest. The setting was the meeting hall of the Louisiana Baptist Convention in Alexandria, where a roomful of authors and would-be-writers had gathered to sop up the creative drippings from the mind of this "Publisher of the Year," so named by his peers in that industry. He was speaking of the first book from the pen of one of our most popular Christian pastor-writers. "He has put out many books since this first one, each

Now I Can Say that I've "Dined", Not Just Eaten

Sun, 20 Apr 2008 04:04:19 PDT
So far, I hadn't exactly been thrilled by the options available at the Orlando World Marriott for vegetarians. That's why I was excited to find out that Bob and I were invited out to another resort for dinner Monday night. (That happens a lot at these conferences....suppliers with meaty (pardon the phrase) expense accounts wine and dine the lesser mortals, the category in which Bob and I fall, fortunately. A cab took us, another couple, and our host (also named Bob) to the Portofino Bay Hotel.

Turn Michigan into a Park?

Sun, 20 Apr 2008 07:24:16 PDT
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Sun, 20 Apr 2008 11:55:46 PDT
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Record $US500,000 paid for 27 bottles of red wine (Stuff)

Sun, 20 Apr 2008 12:13:39 PDT
While the global credit crunch has forced many consumers to rein in spending, one Beijing-based billionaire has splashed out a record $US500,000 ($NZ641,436) on 27 bottles of red wine, London-based Antique Wine Company said.

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