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Bellavista Franciacorta La Scala Brut 2013

La Scala, in Milan, is the temple of Italian opera. Inaugurated 241 years ago on 3 August 1778, it remains a magical magnet for music and lyrical lovers the world over. In 2004 – after two painstaking years of restoration – La Scala was reinvigorated with all the aplomb due to …

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Michele Chiarlo Moscato d’Asti 2017

Piedmont is so famous for its Alba white truffle and Barolo and Barbaresco reds from nebbiolo that we often forget the north-western Italian region also dazzles with tingling unoaked whites. The dry arneis from Roero invigorates and also becomes more complex as it ages. As for this moscato from Asti, …

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Berlucchi Franciacorta ’61 Rosé

It was not until 1957 that the wines were called Franciacorta when Guido Berlucchi released a white wine named Pinot di Franciacorta. Then in 1961, Franco Ziliani, a young, ambitious winemaker working for Berlucchi, produced a sparkling wine and sold it under the name Pinot di Franciacorta. Today, the owner …

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