O’Keefe: ageability key to Soave’s success (by Darren Smith)

Communicating the ageing potential of the wines of Soave is crucial to the rebuilding of the region’s winemaking reputation, Kerin O’Keefe has said.

Speaking to the drinks business at the Soave 2015 Preview in Monteforte D’Alpone, Veneto, Italian wine critic O’Keefe said she had been “very, very impressed” by back vintages of Soave wine from the Classico zone presented at the event.

Read more here:  https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/06/okeefe-ageability-key-to-soaves-success/

There is also a video made by Winenews.it (in Italian): https://youtu.be/BuwTjH9hkyw?t=340

Drink or Hold: When is the Right Time to Pop the Cork?

When should you drink those fine Italian reds sitting in your cellar?

​So you just invested in a bottle of 2010 Barolo, one of the greatest vintages in the last decade for one the world’s most celebrated—and age worthy— reds.

Now what? Do you take it home and pop it open that same night, or do you carefully lay it down in your cellar (or Eurocave, as the case may be) and wait….years? But how long? And why is this aging fine wine business so complicated anyway?

Read the article: Drink or Hold: When is the Right Time to Pop the Cork?

Italy’s long-lived whites

It’s generally assumed that Italian white wines are cheap, cheerful and made to be consumed during the first year after the harvest. And while this may be the case for most Italian whites, and for the majority of white wines made around the globe, Italy produces some stunning whites that break the drink-now stereotype by developing depth and complexity as they age.

Read the article: Italy’s long-lived whites