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All posts by: George Miliotes

How Long to Age Barolo Wine? |

How many years does a quality Barolo need to age before it matures?


I like at least 5 years of aging time, but a lot of that depends upon the producer and vintage. However, it’s not worth getting get too wrapped up in the timing thing. If the Barolo is from a good producer, I am up for seeing how it evolves in the glass even while it’s […]

Wine Recommendations for a Party |

If you were throwing a large party, what red and white wine would you serve to the group? Why?


Right now we keep a couple of cases of Broadbent Vinho Verde (both white and Rosé) and Triton Mencia around the house just in case a party breaks out. The Vinho Verde can be found for less than $10.00 a bottle and the Mencia for less than $15.00. They are delicious summer time wines that […]

Best Inexpensive Barolo Recommendations |

What Barolo’s do you recommend drinking that aren’t outrageously expensive?


I think the Produttori del Barbaresco presents excellent value for Nebbiolo based wine from Piedmont. It is certainly one of the finest wine cooperatives in the world. I would also suggest looking for good producers of Lange Nebbiolo. This is often wine from Barolo (or Barbaresco) that for one reason ..