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Pio Cesare have excellent new ratings on www.jamessuckling.com.

The 2011 Barbera d’Alba received 90 points and the 2011 Barbera d’Alba Fides 93 points.

Planeta's 2011 Chardonnay also received 93 points from James Suckling.

It's the third time the Planeta Chardonnay has scored such high ratings. The 2008 Chardonnay was awarded 92 points and the 2010 Chardonnay 93 points.

Castellare have a new INSIDER Wine Spectator review:

"Feudi del Pisciotto Nero d’Avola Sicilia Versace 2011 - 91 points

A rich, modern red that integrates notes of dark baking spices,

toasted oak and charred herb with ripe plum and wild cherry fruit.

Structured yet polished, featuring an aftertaste of fruit and sweet

spice. Drink now through 2016.—N.W."

Marc de Grazia have a fascinating article in which they spent a day with Claudio Gini. Read more about the day and the history of the Gini family, makers of wonderful Soave, here.