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I've been as well,and the store has a well selected bunch of Italian wines.Ask Lou about Alto Adige[and their underestimated wines].

 

We've been drinking Alto Adige Lagrein Rosato since last spring. Pretty much our favorite rose. Does this count? You mean for once in my life I might actually be drinking something underestimated and trendy???

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Chambers is a very reliable place for Italian wines with age. Esp at the moment.

I agree whole heartedly, and if I want things with Barolo and Barbaresco with age that is where I buy it - I find their selection of lesser known Italian stuff to be a bit thin, in contrast to their French offerings in that realm which are fantastic. They currently get about 90% of my wine budget at the moment.

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Suggestions: the wine store owned by I Trulli and right across the street from them. I haven't been there in a while, but it's a specialist Italian store. Another in that category - I can't remember the name - is the place owned by a guy related to the Il Posto Accanto people, on Clinton, left hand side heading downtown, a couple of blocks before you get to WD-50.

 

I don't recommend the Batali place just off Union Square. Expensive, and not many selections.

 

PJ Wine is worth a look too, even if it's Inwood.

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And don't forget the universally underrated Sta. Magdalena red, mostly lagrein but other grapes as well.

 

(I knew if I didn't think about it for a while it would come to me.)

 

Schiava. The other grape is schiava. In fact, I think Sta. Magdalena is primarily schiava, with some lagrein to round it out.

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DeVino on Clinton St. specializes in Italian (although carries excellent sake and wines from other parts of the world) - i imagine this is who Wilf meant. the owner is Italian

 

Yes, thanks. My vague recollection is that there's a family relationship with the Il Posto Accanto owners.

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