Amarone Day … Quintarelli, Bertani, Allegrini … oh my!

The Grateful Dead are like licorice, not that many people like licorice, but people that like it, really like licorice. – Jerry Garcia

Amarone makes me think of this quote by Jerry Garcia. Many of my friends who love wine (especially the Burgheads) don’t love this wine, which is made of partially dried grapes in the Veneto region of Italy. Amarone is one of the richest wines in the world … and it’s fig-like, bittersweet nuttiness reminds some people of Port, which turns off those who like their wines more nuanced. But people who love it, love it with a mad passion.  

There are two schools of winemaking in the Veneto …  Continue reading “Amarone Day … Quintarelli, Bertani, Allegrini … oh my!” »