Anteprima Amarone 2015

Talk about high expectations. After the very difficult 2014 vintage in Europe, 2015 has been universally acclaimed on the continent as being one of the best vintages of the century. Possibly one of the best vintages ever. Wonderfully healthy fruit on the vines – and plenty of it. Great weather with oft-ideal ripening conditions.  In […]

Valpolicella in Zurich

Tasting Classic Valpolicella Reds in Zurich Driving back home from a Valpolicella wine tasting in Zurich, I had the opportunity to reflect on why it is that I enjoy a well-made Amarone – with their tendency to stratospheric alcohol, high extract, immense concentration and intensity – but that I generally do not enjoy “normal” red […]