Author Archives: Mike Madaio

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About Mike Madaio

One of the co-founders of Pennsylvania Vine Company, Mike is a food & drink writer based in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. His work has appeared in publications such as Main Line Today, Bucks Life, Main Line Dine and Small Food, and he has achieved Core Certification from the National Wine School. Mike is obsessed with exploring Italian wines of all kinds, especially old-world-style bottles that feature savory, funky notes, achieve great balance and work well with food.

Cellar Arche Pages Cartesius Emporda 2005

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An aged beauty from northeastern Spain. Read more

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Mas Lavail Carignan Vielles Vignes Terre d’Ardoise 2011

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Lesser grape, lesser region… greater value. Read more

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How Not to Love Wine

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A surefire guide to posery. Read more

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Sagrantino on a Budget

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Scorching values, or too good to be true? Read more

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Bottle Roundup

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Quick thoughts on notable wines in stores now. Read more

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Alexander the Grape

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Giving Macedonian wine a try. Read more

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Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2010

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A legendary Tuscan producer goes back to its roots. Read more

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Va La Cedar 2009

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Finding excellent Nebbiolo in an unexpected place. Read more

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Unearthing Fine Georgian Wine

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History! Fraud! Intrigue! Politics! What region has it all? Read more

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Rethinking Australia

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Bypassing big brand blandness for better bottles. Read more

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Top 10 Time

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Our favorite posts of the year. Read more

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Lovely Lagrein

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Expand your palate with Dolomite deliciousness. Read more

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Boyden Valley Red Ice Wine Frontenac Vermont 2011

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A unique and interesting ice wine experience. Read more

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Value Plays

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Tasting notes from budget-friendly Chairman’s Selections. Read more

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Capo’s Selections

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Two paisans dig into the Chairman’s latest Italian offerings. Read more

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