Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Amarone has been "made" a DOCG


Amarone, Italy's newest DOCG!

It's like being let into THE FAMILY. Is it necessary? I personally know plenty of people who are willing to pay for Amarone without the pink neck tie around the bottle.

Is there anything noble about a process? I'd say yes in the case of Vin Santo, Recioto, Madiera, Tokay, and endless other wines but I worry about a region being elevated while the production has increased 650% in the last decade.

Amarone, with all due respect, it just seems a little funny.

30 comments:

  1. Interesting. Deserved, though I'm not sure it even matters anymore. Mostly, I'm just glad WSW has a new post!

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  2. Hi Ryan- is there a way to contact you directly? We'd like to invite you to a winemaker dinner for Atlanta area wine bloggers in January 2010 but don't currently have your email!
    Thanks- Alexa, Gregory White PR

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  3. Ryan, could you suggest a wine for me on my blog. I will be servings skate wing, sauteed with brown butter, capers, tomato and garlic with a little chop parsley. Let me know!
    http://cheftomminchella.blogspot.com/

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  6. 卡爾.桑得柏:「除非先有夢,否則一切皆不成。」共勉!............................................................

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  8. 當我微笑時,世界和我一起微笑;當我快樂時,世界和我一起活躍。..................................................

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