Radda

Off-Roading Through the Vineyards with Vignaioli di Radda

Approaching mid-December and Christmas time, I will take a jump backwards in time to the end of May and the event of Vignaioli di Radda. This was the second year and the second event of the association Vignaioli di Radda. Just as last year, we were a group of wine ‘people’ that were picked up … Read more

#WinesOfItaly & #Winestudio Join Forces – Montefioralle Winery First Out As Guest

Can you believe that it is almost three years since I started my #WinesOfItaly #LiveStream about Italian wine? I wanted to start a Twitter chat about Italian wine in English. I was not sure about how to practically get it going, so I asked Kelly Hungerford and Robert Moore for advice on how to proceed. They … Read more

Wine

Admiring Olympic Grace Through a Wine Glass in Tuscany

The period of the Anteprime Toscane is always a busy period. A lot of tastings and side events are going on all through Tuscany during a few weeks in February. I only went to the Anteprime that took place in Florence this year, still, it turned into some intense days. Also, it was the week … Read more

Collaboration, Passion, and Tradition Makes You Stronger – Vignaioli di Radda

The Vignaioli di Radda association was founded this year and can be said to put emphasis on collaboration, passion, and tradition. Together with a group of fellow wine writers we were picked up in Florence on a sunny Friday afternoon at the end of May, with destination Radda in Chianti. It was on May 26, … 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

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Monterotondo – Traditional Winemaking with Passion in Tuscany

On a Tuesday in early December 2016, Saverio Basagni from the Monterotondo winery in Gaiole in Chianti, who is into traditional winemaking, was a guest at my #WinesOfItaly #LiveStream. Livio Del Chiaro was helping out with the translation into English. Saverio was in the wine bar of Bianca and Livio while doing the live stream. The … Read more

Tartufo Bianco

A Joint Venture between Chianti Classico & Tartufo Bianco delle Crete Senesi

Some week ago, the consortium of Chianti Classico presented a new initiative with tartufo bianco (white truffle) going on right in these days. This year, as most of you might know, Chianti Classico is celebrating 300 years of grand history. It was in 1716 that Grand Duke Cosimo III of Medici made a public announcement … 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

Sneak Peeks of Tuscan Wine 2016

Sneak Peeks of Tuscan Wine 2016

As you have probably understood by now, February is the month when you can get all the sneak peeks of the Tuscan wines being launched during the year. Together with my friend and fellow sommelier Nadia Padrin, we have so far covered the sneak peeks of Nobile di Montepulciano (covered by Nadia), Tuscany Taste, (the … Read more

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