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05DEC04 - Montalcino

A wine-buying spree. For those of you not posh enough (sarcasm!), Brunello di Montalcino is widely accepted as one of the top-end wines in Italy by the masses. If a sommelier reads this, I might get a nasty email telling me that I am a novice and I know nothing. But hey, it's darn good to me. Anyway Andy and I went and I know the owners of the shop we went into lit up when they saw a couple of sucker Americans come in to buy a bunch of expensive wine.

I picked up some Brunello, but I also picked up something else - each year, Gambero Rosso releases a guide to Italian wines. I picked up one of the 264 that they recommended as the top of the heap, and whenever an occasion presents itself I will crack open a bottle of $40 wine to see if it merits the rating they gave it. Any volunteers to join me?
Clock Tower
Clock Tower
Up Yonder
Up Yonder
Passeggiata
Passeggiata
The Tree Stands Alone
The Tree Stands Alone