Vino e Cucina d'Italia

Il Cancelliere – A Romano Family Winery

In the Irpinia area of the region of Campania, just east of Naples, the Romano family has been growing grapes and making wine for over 150 years – for themselves. Now they're selling it, and exporting it. Neil Duarte visited the winery a few months ago. Here's his report.

Chateau Bellevue Peycharneau

Chateau Bellevue Peycharneau 2011 Bordeaux Superieur ($17.99)

A blend of 65% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. Very dark purple with a clear garnet edge. Fruit-forward aromas are almost "New World" in style: ripe cherries and berries plus a whiff of anise and a spicy note of European oak. Warm and mouth-filling, 13.5% alcohol; red fruit and tart acidity over firm, astringent tannins.

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Taylor Eason

Greek wines come of age

Greece is making inroads on American shelves and wine lists. Of its 300 + indigenous varieties, though, only 8 or 10 make it into the states. Taylor recently tried some of these and was, in her words, "pretty blown away." Learn more about these Greek wines.