Tag: Batasiolo

Close up of Nebbiolo cluster in Italy

VanWineFest – Top Italian Wine Picks – Anything But Tuscany and Veneto

 mywinepal  March 22, 2016

Maybe you are not a fan of Italian Chianti Classico, Amarone or Prosecco?  There are other regions of Italy such as Abruzzo, Emilia-Romagna, and Piedmont that offer wonderful wines. Piedmont in particular is well known for the Nebbiolo grape, which could be known as Italy’s heartbreak grape as the region is prone to fog (known as Nebbia in Italian) and…

Cuvee Jean Louis Blanc de Blancs and Charles de Frere Brut Merite

My Latest Wine Picks from Charton-Hobbs’ Portfolio

 mywinepal  September 13, 2015

After summer holidays are over and you are all relaxed from the sun, food, and wine with family and friends, September comes around.  For the wine trade, this is the start of the busy season leading up to Christmas, and with this there are many agency portfolio tastings.  I attended two portfolio tastings this past week, and I’m here to…

Champagne flight from Charton Hobbs

Krug Anyone? My Charton Hobbs Portfolio Tasting

 mywinepal  October 21, 2013

Portfolio tastings with a wine agency is always very fun and interesting as you get to taste the range of their wines and spirits at one time.  This was my first Charton Hobbs Portfolio tasting, so I was not aware of all the wines and spirits that they handled.  I was quite impressed.  They arranged the wines by table, with…