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Ysios 2006 Rioja DOC, Spain, 14%

It pays to have neighbours like these! Our dear friends and neighbours, John and Jeanette, brought this back from their recent visit to the magnificent Ysios Winery (google it) in Spain just for me to try. Battling pirates, highway robbers, conmen and barmaids, they lost nearly everything but never let go of this bottle. After such […]

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2008 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 14.5%

Chianti on Steroids! Brunello is the name given to Sangiovese by those that grow the grape in Montalcino, and Sangiovese is the grape used to make Chianti. And there are two Chianti appellations, Chianti and Chianti Classico. Confused?, we’re only starting. The latter is expected to produce the superior Chianti but, as in all Italian […]

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