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Old 03-05-2006, 02:50 PM   #1
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Marchesi di Barolo, vintage 2001

I'm going to pour a glass in about 20 minutes (just opened the bottle).

Anybody had this wine?

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Old 03-05-2006, 03:00 PM   #2
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I've had that particular wine many times, but there's a lot of different types. Can you find if it has one of the following on the label:

Vino da Tavola
DOC
DOCG

That's basically how Italian wine is rated in terms of growth and production. In that order, it's similar to how the French rate their cognac (VS, VSOP, XO)

It should be good though. Barolos are big reds that stand up to strong flavors like stews, braised dishes (think Osso Bucco or Spezzatino which is a hearty Italian stew). Barolo is my choice of wine to use when making Osso Bucco as well.
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Old 03-05-2006, 03:04 PM   #3
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Thanks, ironchef. I was hoping you were hanging around and would catch this.

I've got the DOCG stuff.
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Old 03-05-2006, 03:13 PM   #4
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the DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) is the good stuff ,o))

but Barolo usually is a good wine... and so is this one.... enjoy it!
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Old 03-05-2006, 03:30 PM   #5
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cara, that's exactly what it says on the front of the bottle.

I figured that Vino da Tavola meant table wine - kind of like "kitchen sippin' whiskey" over here.

It better be the good stuff for what I paid for it! It's got a very nice finish to it.

Guess I'm going to have to work more overtime hours to get more of this lovely vintage.
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Old 03-05-2006, 03:32 PM   #6
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the Barolos are even in Germany quite expensive.... I think it must be even more over there...
do you have a special event to celebrate or just for wellness reasons?
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Old 03-05-2006, 03:35 PM   #7
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Wellness reasons. I have been working very hard and for very long hours and dang it, I deserve a treat!
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Old 03-05-2006, 03:38 PM   #8
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hey, but you are not drinking it while you are at the computer? ;o)

search for some good music, dim the light and relax...
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Old 03-05-2006, 03:42 PM   #9
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Good music is on, house is at peace, and I am talking with my friends at DC for the first sustained time in awhile. I get to actually make a real dinner tonight. Life is good.
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so that sounds really relaxing.... ;o))
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