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Old 03-05-2006, 05:51 PM   #11
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mudbug what are you making for dinner tonight? Have you tried Barbarescos as well? They're from the same region as Barolos (Piedmont) and are made with the same grape (Nebbiolo).
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you will shudder, ic - I'm making salmon and a potato gratin.

I'm thinking that my next bottle will be reserved for some osso buco as you recommend, or some other hearty beef dish (spring ain't here yet!). I will see if I can find the Barbarescos. (Got the Barolo at Costco, btw.)
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Eventually you can drink your way further south and start getting into some Super Tuscans (if you haven't already). You'll find that the wines from different regions will have distinctly different characteristics as well. A wine from Piedmont will taste noticeably different than a wine from Umbria. Have you just started on Italian reds or have you been drinking them for awhile?
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Old 03-05-2006, 06:04 PM   #14
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Nope, not that rich.

Heard my sis sing the praises of Barolo when she went to Italy on a skiing trip and thought it was high time I sampled a decent wine instead of my everyday plonk.

I'm likely to be making some extra spending money for another month or two, so I would appreciate any suggestions you have. I always appreciate your taste in food and drink.
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Old 03-05-2006, 06:16 PM   #15
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The Super Tuscans are normally the most expensive. Look for wines from Sicily, Veneto, Umbria, Puglia, Lazio, and Campagnia for a variety of affordable reds. Many Italian reds are blends, and contain usually 2-4 types of grapes.
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Old 03-05-2006, 06:21 PM   #16
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Nope, not that rich.

Heard my sis sing the praises of Barolo when she went to Italy on a skiing trip and thought it was high time I sampled a decent wine instead of my everyday plonk.

I'm likely to be making some extra spending money for another month or two, so I would appreciate any suggestions you have. I always appreciate your taste in food and drink.
Found this Barolo at Trader Joes and also a Barbaresco..Loved both..Now I want to go look for some of the Tuscans Ironchef was mentioning.Dh bought me a wine cooler for my whites and I store the reds in my pantry which stays cool but not cold..Think I'll go find something to go with our roasted chicken tonight

Enjoy your wonderful wine and your supper..You really deserve it. So glad to see you with us this weekend

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thanks for the recommendations. Will see what I can find............
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