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A Vertical Brunello Tasting Like No Other At Lisini Winery

Following Sara Carmignola for a couple of years on social media, I only met her in person earlier this summer at the yearly Vignaioli di Radda event at the House of Chianti Classico in Radda. We hit it off straight away and had a lot of fun during the day. Going on the offroading together … Read more

Brunello

Cruising Through Montalcino in the Search of Brunello Wines

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Montalcino to visit some wineries in the search of Brunello wines with Li Valentine (TheWiningHour) and Laura McDonald. We were lucky to be driven around by my friend Riccardo Scarafoni from Cruises on the Road in Tuscany. Laura had taken care of contacting the wineries and in … Read more

Top Wineries

4 Top Wineries at Wine & Siena, Part 2 – New Tastings

Time just flies and I never got around to publish this second article about Top Wineries at the Wine & Siena event that took place at the end of January. I apologize for that. However, here you get an overview of 4 other “new” wineries that I tasted in Siena. New in the sense that … Read more

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3 Top Wineries at Wine & Siena, Part 1 – Trentino meets Tuscany

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in January, i.e. last Saturday, I went to Siena for the event Wine & Siena to do some heavy wine tasting and meet top wineries. This was the second edition of this wine event which is organized by the Merano Wine Festival people. The beautiful thing with this wine event is … Read more

3 Tasting Themes at Vinitaly 2016 – Part 1

Sorry all, this article is very overdue, but the last week I had a lot of work so I never managed to get it finished before. Anyway, two days at Vinitaly was hard work. This year I was there with my friend and fellow sommelier Nadia Padrin. I had a list of wineries I wanted … Read more

Anteprime – Tasting the New Wine Vintages in Tuscany

This month is the period of the so-called Anteprime, i.e. the wine events organized by the different wine consortiums here in Tuscany, Italy, in order to taste the new vintages being presented for the present year. It is a great opportunity both for buyers, sommelier, journalists and people in general to taste the wines the … Read more

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