This year, I’m getting into the revivalist spirit, choosing wines that fell out of favor somewhere in the 20th century but are now being brought back thanks to a handful of dedicated producers.
I've had wines in front of me which not only had no commercial potential, but which were not even available to buy in any retail scenario. You might ask what's the point of writing about such obscurities? To boast of their exclusivity perhaps? No, I have a better reason.
Author Max Potter tells the story of the extortion attempt on the owner of the world's most famous vineyard. Unfortunately, the book reads like it was written by the Burgundian Travel Authority.
If you happen to be planning a flying visit in Italy in September, here are a few suggestions for wine, food, history and folklore, colors and music, landscapes and shows.