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Wines Of Lazio

An Invitation to Explore the Wines of Lazio with #ItalianFWT

All roads lead to Rome, so to speak, as Alain de Lille, the French poet, and theologian wrote in 1175, but also to the wines of Lazio. Rome is, of course, more known for its magnificent history and its past as the capital of the Roman Empire and today the capital of Italy. However, all … 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

Wine Educational

Talking Wine Education with Val & Steph from Wine-Two-Five at WinesOfItaly

We started out on November 22nd by proposing a toast to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of #WinesOfItaly #LiveStream and then Valerie Caruso and Stephanie Davis, who are into wine education and podcasting, presented themselves. They both have Italian ancestry; Valerie from Abruzzo and Stephanie from Sicily. Val and Steph got to know each other being in … Read more

Christmas Wine Memory

A Journey through Italian Wine and Christmas Memories

So this is Christmas…. While I was thinking about a Christmas theme to write about a couple of weeks ago, I realized it would be more fun to ask some wine writer and sommelier friends to tell their Christmas stories. As I am focused on Italian wine, I thus asked them to talk about their … Read more

Vino è

Wine from 3 Southern Italian Regions at Vino è

The event Vino é by Fisar (Federazione Italiana Sommelier Albergatori e Ristoratori) took place a month ago by now at the Stazione Leopolda in the center of Florence. This was the first edition of Vino è and it was organized in association with the annual congress of Fisar. The idea was to innovate and open … 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 Thoughts on How to Rock Your Social Media (Wine) Presence

3 Thoughts on How to Rock Your Social Media (Wine) Presence

Here I am, this is me…as Bryan Adams sing. This is the first article in my new Wine&Social series on my blog where I will write about how to use social media in the wine world. However, this is not at all going to be about me, but about YOU. The idea of creating a Wine&Social section came … Read more

Tenuta Belvedere - Tradition and Innovation in Oltrepò Pavese

Tenuta Belvedere – Tradition and Innovation in Oltrepò Pavese

My first encounter with a wine bottle from Tenuta Belvedere was when I visited Fattoria di Fibbiano earlier this spring and Giuseppe Cantoni told me about his nephew making wine in Lombardia. Right then, I did not think much about it. However, this summer when I visited Fattoria di Fibbiano another time and heard Matteo Cantoni … Read more

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