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Arturo Ciompi

Arturo Ciompi
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Trained as a classical clarinetist and conductor, Arturo plied his trade for many years in New York, performing with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York City Opera, the American Symphony and countless chamber music groups. While living in Durham, Arturo became the wine manager at two iconic gourmet stores: Fowler’s in Durham and Southern Season in Chapel Hill. He had a wine spot on NPR in the ’90s and has been a continuously published wine journalist since 1997. He has won national awards for his work and is currently writing for Durham Magazine and its weekly blog, “Wine Wednesdays”. In addition, he loves teaching the clarinet. Read more on his website.

Wines That Will Satisfy the Connoisseur on Your List

With winter showing up 10 days early, its time to rattle off some better cold weather wines that a special recipient would love. Pricier...

Red Wines You May Not Know, But Should!

Excitement often comes with wines that over-deliver. Today's red selection is not run of the mill. It represents great quality at good prices. With...

White Wines to Give (or to Keep!)

Wines for the holidays can be easy to choose if you know your preferences. Lighter-bodied wines are still good in the winter for greeting...

A Red Quartet for Thanksgiving

Many prefer red wine for Thanksgiving, plus the other holiday dishes to be served over the next six weeks. Here are four wines that...

A White Wine Quintet for a Traditional Thanksgiving

If you love white wine with your turkey, and other main course possibilities, please consider the following choices: a vibrant California chardonnay, an overtly...

A Memorable Vintage Port

When is Halloween a bit of a chore? When you live on West Club Boulevard and 1,200 kids show up at your door! But...

A Magical Wine for All Hallow’s Eve

The aphorism “A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats” certainly applies to the 2016 vintage in the southern Rhône. This vintage is being assessed as...

A Devil of a Wine

Mention the grape sangiovese and most wine lovers' thoughts gravitate to Tuscany. Yet many “satellite” regions also produce excellent sangiovese-based reds. They include the...

Bordeaux Timelessness in a Glass

Chateau Loudenne, once seen, is unforgettable. Years ago I visited this pink-washed palace on the shores of the Gironde River. The wine has always...

Henriot Brut Souverain: A Commanding Wine

I usually wait until the holidays to recommend Champagne. But as Fats Waller used to sing: “Everyday’s a holiday since the day that I...