Tag Archives: Brunello di Montalcino

Thirsty Thursday: Il Poggione, Brunello di Montalcino, Riserva, Italy 2006

This Thirsty Thursday, Wayward Wine splurges and satisfies its Europhilia with a bottle from Italy.  Box Chianti this ain’t.  No, within Tuscany, within Chianti, within Brunello di Montalcino, within Il Poggione’s 309 acres, sits a single vineyard called Vigna Paganelli. These … Continue reading

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DEPOSSESSED DRINK: WINE ON LOAN #MWWC3

“Possession” provides the theme for September’s Monthly Wine Writing Challenge begun by The Drunken Cyclist.

Already, possession has revealed many astounding collections online: from old bottles, to 173 glasses, to German vineyard land laws.

For as many reasons as people, wine often leads to obsessive hoarding. We wine geeks splurge on rare, interesting, and expensive bottles. But when to open them? When will the window of drinkability close? Should we keep the experience to ourselves or share (and show off) to friends? Does one even “own”, let alone remember, a wine after drinking it? Continue reading

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Solaria, Brunello di Montalcino, Italy 2002

A decade is passing by. Instead of dredging up bad memories, crushes, exes, bullies, and untold levels of awkwardness, à la Grosse Pointe Blank (with or without some murder), it is time for another kind of ten year reunion. The year … Continue reading

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