About a year ago, The Wine Curmudgeon wrote about Bolla Valpolicella. It’s less a review and more of a remembrance, while also serving as an excellent descriptor of what Bolla Valpolicella is today: a reliable, affordable wine for everyday drinking. Or as the Curmudgeon puts it:
Maybe the Bolla isn’t what I tasted the other day — young and disjointed, yes, but fresh and clean, with a funky Italian nose and lots of sour cherry fruit. It’s an incredible value at this price, a wine for winter stews and red meat and tomato sauce. And, of course, for memory.
Joe Janish is Director of Public Relations for Banfi Vintners, a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), and a veteran of the wine industry for over 20 years. He launched one of the first wine blogs back in 1997, the now-defunct “Wine Dictator,” and cut his teeth on his grandfather’s homemade wine. He still keeps a copy of Wine for Dummies nearby for reference.