"...The best values in French red wines come from the Rhone Valley, home to Paul Jaboulet Aîné's Parallèle 45 ($10), a wine like black pepper on strawberries. A bit harder to find but worth a search is Romana Carlo's Dolcetto Brich dij Nor ($18), a wonderful example of Piedmont Dolcetto. Shopping List Sparklers..."
"...Given the rapid changes in the Texas wine business, this kind of corroboration and validation is not just another marketing gimmick. These quality-based partnerships may be one of our most reliable indicators of where to find our best wines. A dozen favorites from Texas Fine Wine Whites Reds Bending Branch Winery Picpoul Blanc Estate Tannat, Petite Sirah 1840 Brennan Vineyards Viognier, Lily Tempranillo Duchman Family Winery Vermentino Aglianico, Dolcetto Pedernales Cellars Viognier Reserve, Viognier Texas Tempranillo..."
"...While enjoying that, put together a shellfish risotto with plenty of clams and mussels and a pinch of saffron. Pair the risotto with the Brich dij Nor Dolcetto di Dogliani ($16 and only available at the north Central Market), a soft wine with a nice fruity flavor..."
"...28, 1-4pm. Patio Dolcetto, 322 Cheatham St., San Marcos..."
"...Bending Branch is the only winery new to the list. The major grapes you should look for in the Texas wine section are grapes originally from France's Rhône valley, Italy's Tuscany, and Spain's northern half – specifically, whites like Albariño, Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, and Vermentino; or reds like Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah, Sangiovese, Dolcetto, Barbera, and Tempranillo..."
"...2003 Dolcetto $18 Castello Banfi..."