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
Sometimes it is good to dream back a bit to a summer day when you were sipping on Ciliegiolo wine by the pool in good company. On this rainy September Sunday, where some parts of Italy has suffered heavy torrential rain and landslides, to not forget Hurricane Irma pulling in over Florida right this moment, … Read more
On a Sunday morning (to avoid the tasting crowds) in mid-February, I headed down to Fortezza da Basso in Florence to get some Chianti Love at the Anteprima 2017. This is the sneak peek event of the Consorzio Vino Chianti where they present the new vintages. This event is always fun and in the late … Read more
’Twas the…end of April, and together with my friend Paola Dentifrigi, we were out touring a couple of wineries in Tuscany. We had an appointment with Fattoria di Fibbiano in the afternoon like between 3 and 6 pm. We were slightly late for the appointment but thought that was not a problem. Then Giuseppe Cantoni from … Read more
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
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
From Chiantilover to Sicilylover via Fisar in 3 days. All started last Saturday with the Anteprima of Chianti 2015 in Florence, continued with one of the yearly sommelier lunches with Fisar Firenze at Villa Castiglione, and ended on Monday with a wine tasting at Mercato Centrale in Florence, organized by Heres.