Discussions of wine style in Piedmont traditionally focused on 'traditional' or 'modern' approaches. Now attention has shifted to single-vineyard expressions, and wines which speak clearly of their origin. See Ian D'Agata's top Barolos and Barbarescos here...
Renato Ratti, Rocche, Barolo 2005 Rocche dell’Annunziata is one of the top five Barolo vineyards. Amazing balance and grace. Intense and lively finish. 18pts/20 (93/100pts) Price £29 En Primeur Drink 2015–2035 Alc 14%
You may have heard of a new wine gadget selling for just under US$300 called 'Coravin' which claims to allow wine to be tasted multiple times from the same bottle without ever removing the cork. Are you...
Intrigued. It sounds like a great idea and I would be interested in buying one (1263 vote, 29%)
Cautious, I would have to see it in action before I made my mind up (1239 vote, 28%)
Sceptical, I wouldn't risk it with my old and rare vintages (687 vote, 16%)
Not interested - if I want a glass of wine I'll just open the bottle (1179 vote, 27%)