Vertical Tasting

Puchang Vineyard Estate Beichun Wine Vertical Tasting

The Beichun grape variety is little-known outside of its national confines but is the source of some interesting, promising wines in China. Editor-in-Chief Ian D’Agata tells us more about it while also penning the first ever vertical tasting report of a Beichun wine.
by Ian D’Agata

A Review of Three Vintages of G.B. Burlotto Barolos

The Barolos of G.B. Burlotto have become cult wines or something close to it, with the Monvigliero cru bottling especially a  modern day wine icon, fetching extremely high prices. Editor-in-Chief Ian D’Agata, whose recent book “Barolo Terroir” has won multiple international awards, recently tasted three vintages of the estate’s four cru Barolo wines.
by Ian D’Agata

Vertical Tasting: Philipponnat Champagne Clos Des Goisses 1991-2013

One of the greatest of all Champagnes, Philipponnat’s Clos des Goisses holds many “firsts”. In this exclusive vertical tasting report, Editor-in-Chief Ian D’Agata tasted this famous Prestige Cuvée all the way back to 1991 and thanks also to extensive interviews with Charles Philipponnat, details what makes this fantastic sparkling wine so unique and grand.
by Ian D’Agata