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Unknown but flavorful wine varietals – Timorasso, Nosiola, Pigato. Others?

Osteria Mozza in LA has a Pigato from Laura Aschero on the list. I agree Ligurian white wines are the perfect match for fresh fish.

Apr 28, 2008
LAwinelover in Wine

Unknown but flavorful wine varietals – Timorasso, Nosiola, Pigato. Others?

There are actually 3 different zones (townships, areas, DOCs) where Cesanese can come from: Cesanese di Olevano Romano (name of town), Cesanese del Piglio (name of town) and Cesanese di Affile (name of town). To further complicate this, Cesanese is either made from one or a combination of the two classic Cesanese grapes: 'Cesanese Commune' (large grapes) and 'Cesanese D'Affile' (tiny berries). The latest research suggests that these two grapes are actually not related; in other words they are two different clones. You might also check out JK Imports in Pasadena. From what I know they bring in a number of different Cesaneses.

Apr 28, 2008
LAwinelover in Wine

Bacaro LA (wine bar)

Has anyone been to a new wine bar called Bacaro LA on 2308 S. Hoover (90007)?
(http://www.bacarolosangeles.com)

Apr 27, 2008
LAwinelover in Los Angeles Area

My wine fridge has a lot of moisture, any suggestions?

Your problem is that the door of your wine fridge doesn't close 100%. Just add some "foam seal" (self adhesive) around the door and your problem will be gone!

Sep 16, 2007
LAwinelover in Wine

Seeking out wines by a particular distributor

I've run into some fascinating Italian wines at 'Silver Lake Wine' and 'The Wine House' in LA brought in by JK Imports. Web sites to check out: http://www.jkimports.com and http://www.newestarrivals.com

Sep 16, 2007
LAwinelover in Wine

BASTIDE is back in business.

I understand that the restaurant re-opened FINALLY on September 5th.
Has anyone been eating there since?

Sep 15, 2007
LAwinelover in Los Angeles Area

Wine glass for Lambrusco?

You are correct when you talk about a sweetish, almost no acidity version. Like TJ's $5.00 lambrusco.

Aug 14, 2007
LAwinelover in Wine

wine importers

Their web site is http://www.wineday.com

Aug 13, 2007
LAwinelover in Wine

Wine glass for Lambrusco?

Glass: Riedel actually recommends their Zinfandel / Chianti wine glass which according to them was designed to flatter medium-bodied wines with elegant structure: "The rim directs the flow of wine to the mid-palate so you can experience the complex balance of fruit flavor acidity and tannins." (Good for: Bardolino, Beaujolais Nouveau, Carignan, Chianti, Cotes du Roussillon, Cotes du Ventoux, Dolcetto, Lambrusco, Montepulciano, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Zinfandel...you get the drift.)

Serving temperature: Best to serve Lambrusco very cold if you bought a DOC Lambrusco (min. alc. 10.5%). Most of these are supposed to have a nice, crisp acidity which you bring out best when you serve it well chilled.

Aug 13, 2007
LAwinelover in Wine

Patio Pounders

'Nugget Market' in Woodland, CA, carries Medici Ermete's 'Quercioli Secco' and 'Dolce' both at $9.99 per bottle. IMHO, they not only look very tasty - they are very tasty. :)
http://www.nuggetmarket.com

Jun 18, 2007
LAwinelover in Features

Cappellano Barolo Chinato

Believe me, it will get to you if you drink Chinato "by the bottle". It's intended to be consumed AFTER a meal - out of a small glass over a long period of time...from the same bottle.

Mar 08, 2007
LAwinelover in Wine

Cappellano Barolo Chinato

Chinato is no Barolo!

Mar 08, 2007
LAwinelover in Wine

Cappellano Barolo Chinato

There you have it. This isn't Barolo.
It will last for...weeks. Still confused?

Mar 08, 2007
LAwinelover in Wine

Cappellano Barolo Chinato

Yes, this wine will last - once it is opened!

Mar 07, 2007
LAwinelover in Wine