May 16, 2019
A Note from Sergio
When we praise people who are able to hold a conversation on many topics, play a lot of sports well, and fix their broken house, car, or white sauce, we call them "well-rounded." In this human context, being well-rounded means that the person holds a range of skills and a span of knowledge. But what does it mean when we talk about having a well-rounded wine cellar? Does it mean owning one bottle of everything? Does it mean owning wines from a wide variety of countries, regions and vintages? Or does it mean something else?Today's Featured Sections Include:
To me, the well-rounded wine cellar is one that includes producers whose winemaking traditions and philosophies are different--sometimes strikingly so. There may be wines made by resolute traditionalists like Giacomo Conterno and by globe-trotting semi-modernists like Angelo Gaja, or Paolo Scavino. A well-rounded cellar would also include wines from cult producers like Tua Rita and Castello dei Rampolla as well as lesser-known names like Miani and Valentini. A well-rounded cellar would have wines to pop and pour on a Tuesday night, bottles like Graci's Etna Rosso, and it would have wines you open when you want to impress your guest, like a vintage Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello Riserva. And, yes, a well-rounded wine cellar would have French wines and Spanish wines, because not even I limit myself to Italian producers.
In short, a well-rounded cellar anticipates your desires and your needs; it reflects your tastes, but it also expands them. A well-rounded cellar shows that you have vision, guts, and intuition. Your cellar can be as few as six bottles or as many as 3,000, but whatever size it is, your cellar is like a snapshot of your life, a glimpse into your soul. Today's offer of more than 140 wines give you a chance to expand your cellar, whatever its size. My advice: build something that's as distinctive, bold, and beautiful as you are!
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