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2013 Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva

Cherry aromas, laced with spices, vanilla, and hints of chocolate flow from this wine. The 2013 Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva, cost under $24, has 13% alcohol, and scored…

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2014 San Angelo Pinot Grigio

I love old wines, but many times a fresh young wine better suits the meal. Scoring 17 Dionysian points from its scale of 20, as close to Gold…

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2014 Vento Vermentino

The 2014 Vento Vermentino has 13.5% alcohol, scored 15 Dionysian points, and and cost under $18. It is a very nice food wine. Vermentino, an old Italian grape,…

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2013 Donnachiara Greco di Tufo

The 2013 Donnachiara Greco Di Tufo from Montefalcione cost about $10, scored 15 Dionysian Points out of 20 and is a wine that can age a bit even…

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2002 Ronco Cucco Tocai Friulano

With 13% alcohol, the 2002 Ronco Cucco Tocai Friulano from Collio scored 16+ Dionysian points on a possible 20 point-scale. It cost around $16. Italy can no longer…

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1994 Casali Godia Verduzzo Friulano

The 21 year old,  1994 Italian white wine, from Livon,  Vasali Godia Verduzzo Friulano is 12% alcohol and scored 16+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. Costing around…

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2011 Falanghina del Beneventano

With a perfect 12% alcohol, the Terra Solaris wine, 2011 Falanghina del Beneventano, is made in Taurasi, in Southern Italy. This dry, clean white has lots of volcanic stone flavors and…

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Banfi 2009 San Angelo Pinot Grigio

The 13% alcohol Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio, when drunk on release is ideal with fish, and with a few years of aging, it makes the perfect hors…

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2013 Nussbaumber Gewurztraminer

Bottled by Cantina Tramin of Termeno, Italy,  the 2013 Nussbaumer Gewurztraminer from Sudtirol – Alto Adige in Northern Italy.  This 15% alcohol white spicy wine handles the extra…

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2013 Banfi Rosa Regale

This 7% alcohol sparkling dessert wine scores an impressive 18 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. It’s ideal with desserts of chocolate or spice fare…