Chiaretto

A Chiaretto is always a Chiaretto…a Valtenési not Bardolino #ItalianFWT

This month in the #ItalianFWT I might be stretching the limits a bit of the chosen Chiaretto theme but still, a Chiaretto is always a Chiaretto, right? Well, of course, there are two different types or rather different DOCs of Chiaretto. Still, I hope I will not be threading upon anyone’s toes… I knew the … Read more

Mapping Out the New DOC Friuli in Good Wine Company

The best of worlds for me is when I go to a new place I know little about and thus have the possibility to learn lots of new things. Curiosity is my name. LOL Well, you might say that this is what wine is all about; learning, exchanging thoughts and opinions. Nothing is set in … Read more

Spring

Multinational Spring Lunch with Verdicchio at #ItalianFWT

When spring arrives you just want to celebrate with a good wine…why not with a Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOP…? My first encounter with Marika Socci and her father Pierluigi and their Verdicchio wines was about a year ago at a local digital marketing event organized by some of my friends here in Tuscany. I … Read more

Bolgheri

Cru La Regola – Celebrating 20 Years Of Wine Style Innovation

What better way to chase away the winter and welcome the spring than going to Bolgheri and Podere La Regola for a 20-year anniversary of their Cru La Regola, right? The winter has been tough this year, it has been very cold and it feels like you drag around on a running nose, cold, and fever since … Read more

Natural Winemaker

Vin Natur – A Natural Winemaker Association Looking Towards the Future

The other night I was at a dinner at my friend Nadia’s place here in Florence and she had her friend, Betta, from close to Vicenza visiting. They are both originally from the Vicenza area. At a certain point, they were asking me about my recent ‘wine travels’. When I mentioned that I had been … Read more

Valtellina – Winemaking in a Mountain Landscape at #ItalianFWT

Sorry, for my radio silence during the last couple of weeks but it has been a crazy two months packed with interesting and fun wine travel and events. All wonderful experiences but also very tiring… Therefore, there has been a short break in my writing. I apologize for that. Today, I will talk a bit … Read more

Wineries with a long History and Tradition in Puglia

Puglia is all around me – just to paraphrase the expression “Love is all around us” from the very Christmassy film Love Actually. Lately, it really feels like I am surrounded by the culture, traditions, food, and wine of Puglia. This is, of course, a positive thing, so I am not complaining. 🙂 Last summer, … Read more

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