Do you have wine on your mind? Now, when we have slowly started to come out of the lockdown…
The weather is fantastic and we all probably long for getting out in the countryside, exploring wineries just as during any year in spring…right?
Well, I have a solution that is a compromise for you. I will take you on a virtual wine tour where you can meet the winemakers in person and ask them whatever you want at WinesOfItaly LiveStream. All while sitting relaxed on the sofa in the comfort of your own home.
When we entered lockdown some two months ago, I decided to start up the live stream again to shine some light on Italian wine producers.
During the month of May, I have some fantastic wine producers as guests lined up for you.
I am very excited to share all this with you.
We will travel from Tuscany to South Africa, Puglia, and end up in Campania in early June at WinesOfItaly LiveStream.
It is true that May started already this week, with Roberto Lechianchole from Prime Alture winery in Oltrepò Pavese as a guest last Tuesday, 7th of May.
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Let me show you the amazing schedule for the rest of the month.
Monteverro winery, Capalbio, in Maremma
12th of May
Monteverro is a winery owned by Julia and Georg Weber from Germany that is producing white and red wines mainly in Bordeaux style with grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah, and Grenache. They do also produce a Vermentino wine, the classic white grape that is cultivated along the Tuscan coast and, especially, in Maremma.
We will learn more about this winery next Tuesday and have small a virtual tasting also of their Vermentino and Terra di Monteverro wines.
Seven Springs winery in South Africa
19th of May
Now, you might wonder what South Africa has to do with Italian wine? Well, there is actually a connection to Italy, as the British couple that is the owners of Seven Springs winery also have a house in Le Marche.
When I connected with Tim Pearson in a Facebook group, I soon thereafter asked him if he wanted to be a guest. I thought it would be fascinating to stretch the limits a bit of WinesOfItaly LiveStream to take a tour to South Africa to discover something different.
They are cultivating Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, and Pinot Noir in the area of the Western Cape in South Africa.
Are you as curious as me to discover more?
Join us at WinesOfItaly LiveStream on the 19th of May to meet Tim Pearson and learn more about South African terroir and their winery.
Masseria Li Veli, Cellino S. Marco, Brindisi, Puglia
26th of May
For those of you who know me well, you know that Puglia has almost been my second home base during the last 2 years. Last year, it felt at times as if I was more often in Puglia than at home. LOL
There are so many people and winemakers I have gotten to know there during my many trips to Puglia, I feel very fortunate to always feel so welcomed there. And that they all teach me so much about wine in Puglia.
However, I have never visited Masseria Li Veli, yet…
This time it was Colin Cameron, a faithful follower of my WinesOfItaly LiveStream from the UK, who introduced me to the Falvo family who is the owners of Masseria Li Veli.
I am happy that Alfredo Falvo agreed to be a guest at WinesOfItaly LiveStream on the 26th of May. This will be a perfect opportunity to learn more about this well-known winery in Puglia.
They are producing Puglia wines with the traditional native grapes Verdeca, Fiano, Malvasia Nera, Susumaniello, Primitivo, and, of course, Negroamaro. They also cultivate Aleatico.
Join us on the 26th of May at WinesOfItaly LiveStream to hear Alfredo Falvo talk about their pugliese territory, winery and family history, wines, and much more. Be ready with your questions!
Agricola Cianciulli, Irpinia, Campania
2nd of June
We are starting off June and celebrating Festa della Repubblica by heading to the Arenara district in Irpinia, in Campania. There Pino Cianciulli together with his brother has a small winery, Agricola Cianciulli, where they grow Fiano on 800 meters altitude.
They only produce one wine so far, namely the Fiano wine Arenara.
I met Pino last year when I was in Irpinia on a press trip with Radici del sud where we had organized a tasting with a group of producers at the Montelaura agritourism. I really enjoyed his white Fiano wine.
Come learn more about the microclimate and terroir in this part of Irpinia in Campania at WinesOfItaly LiveStream. Feel free to ask questions to Pino.
This is the schedule for the coming month, I hope you like it. Feel free to reach out with questions already before the live streams.
- An Italian Rosé Wine That Makes You Sparkle - August 1, 2020
- Brunello Wines With A Focus On Terroir That Will Amaze You - July 28, 2020
- Digital Vino with Kate Bradley Chernis from Lately - July 11, 2020