Club Oenologique is an exclusive community for those who enjoy the rarer pleasures of life. Our aim is simple: to speak to the modern, discerning consumer who appreciates the new, the scarce, the interesting, the artisan, and the beautiful.
We take two themes this issue: Italian wine and Scotch whisky. Few countries’ food-and-wine scenes stir the emotions like that of Italy, whose expansive wine provenance can make mastering the country’s full array of vinous virtues a rewarding but challenging task. We pick out the indigenous grape varieties to know, along with a selection of unusual wines to discover. We also ask whether Super-Tuscans are losing their sheen, explore the allure of Amarone, a stellar Brunello di Montalcino vintage, and the growing appeal of Nebbiolo – and we visit Piedmont’s most famous family, Gaja.