We began the week with a blog post of Italy travel tips, and we closed with an Italian who traveled to us–Nicola Chionetti, heir apparent at the Quinto Chionetti estate in Piemonte. Matt Di Nunzio sat down with Nicola and drank a bunch of his soon-to-be-released stellar Dolcettos. In between, Emery Long was transported to Sicilia by a bottle of Agricola Punica Montessu (it’s under $30 and delicious). And David Gwo gave four hot wines to cool down your summertime–and each is super yummy and very affordable.
Our Experts were stoked to share their expertise and experiences this week. Will Di Nunzio offered up the two favorite Antinori wines from our recent event with Allegra Antinori (spoiler alert: they’re not what you’d expect). Robin Kelley O’Connor selected two of his favorite Burgundies from two of his favorite Burgundy makers, Maison Louis Jadot and Bouchard Père & Fils. Francesco Vigorito focused on one wine from one producer, choosing two vintages of Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis. And like Francesco, John Camacho Vidal couldn’t help but give Barolo some love, opting for bottles from Massolino and Domenico Clerico.
Cheers to you and the people with whom you enjoy your wine. They are indeed the luckiest people.