quote:Originally posted by Wonggei:
Brunelli and Barolo are completely different wines. The only thing they have in common is that they're both red.. well sort of anyways.
First, you should do a little research on their flavour profiles and then get out there and try them.
My money is on the fact you'll like the Brunelli alot more in the beginning as Nebbiolo is a bit of an acquired taste.
A good introduction to Nebbiolo (the grape used in Barolo, Barbaresco, and Gattinara) is to try a Gattinara by Travaglini. The 2000 or 2001 vintages are very good and they are reasonably priced. Be prepared for something a little different and decant it for a few hours if you can.
They go great with Braised beef dishes if you want to have it around a meal.