South Africa Dividing New & Old World

  • Posted: September 27, 2014  by bryan   -  
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When I’m breaking wine down into simple categories based on style I generally start out with the obvious. Does a customer want red or white, oaked or unoaked. This enables us to then focus on more nuanced qualities like – fruity or earthy, full or light bodied, tannic or soft

Aroma on North French Debut Dinner

  • Posted: February 21, 2014  by bryan   -  
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The Aroma Group debuts its newest restaurant – Aroma at North French – Sunday, March 9, 2014 with an extravagant multi-course wine pairing dinner featuring six premium Italian producers. Winemakers and owners from Garofoli, Inama, La Valentina, Aia Vecchia, Marchesi di Gresy & Selvapiana will be on hand to pour

Everything You Need in a Barolo for $40

Overall the 2009 growing season over most of Europe was mainly hot and dry, leading to ripe, powerful reds and round, fruit driven whites. It’s generally assumed that the downside to such warm vintages is a loss of structure, through lower acids and softer tannins – not something most of

Tasting a Soave Classico

Soave may be one of the most recognized indigenous white wines of Italy, so much so that people identify it as a brand more so than a region. In its home of Veneto, the Garganega grape (main grape of Soave) certainly makes enough user-friendly versions that make their way to

Bringing Out the Old World in Barbera d’Asti

We’re often inspired to mention the differences in “old world” and “new world” as we taste through our distributors’ wines at Vino Aroma, and while we can’t with good conscious simplify the diversity of wine into two camps, sometimes it’s the first question we address when determining where and how

Barolo That Doesn’t Bankrupt: Bruna Grimaldi

Some things – like wine – are just too good to be true. Whether it’s an old bottle of Montrachet on the discount rack for the price of a Puligny-Montrachet or a Brunello di Montalcino priced the same as the rosso. Buyer beware is a bit of good advice and