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James Suckling Tastes 100 Point Wine with Victor Rallo

James Suckling and Vic & Verdoni Taste 85 Sassicaia

Vic & Verdoni Join Suckling to Put 1985 Sassicaia to his

100 Point Test at Private Undici Taverna Rustica Tasting

James Suckling Tastes 100 Point Wine with Victor Rallo, Anthony Verdoni

While at Wine Spectator, James Suckling served his first 100 Point review of Tenuta San Guido‘s 1985 Sassicaia. When Vic & Verdoni asked Suckling to put this 100 Point to their own test years later – the trio of wine aficionados where unanimous in their results; The 1985 Sassicaia deserved the 100 Points then, and would score a grand 100 plus now.

For years Victor Rallo and Tony Verdoni have traveled the world in search of unique Italian wines. Its their passion for wine that brought them together with world renown wine guru, James Suckling. Upon their first meeting, which came together at New Yorks Standard Hotel this past January, the trio new they had common ground in their passion for Italian Wines. Rallo, who showed up at the meeting with a messenger bag filled with his 3 favorite wines.

Many may find it unusual to lug close to $10,000 worth of wine in their briefcase – but if you asked Vic why, he would quickly tell you, “It’s James Suckling man. What else do you bring a man with a love of great wine.”

James was more than impressed with the precious cargo and suggested he extend his trip to conduct a private tasting with Vic and Verdoni on Superbowl Sunday at Rallo’s infamous Undici Taverna Rustica Restaurant in Rumson, New Jersey. Well and the rest as they say is history – but fortunately for wine lovers around the world-the entire tasting was captured on video.


To view, James Suckling and Vic & Verdoni Taste 85 Sassicaia, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MawXdooKBEc

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