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Christmas Dinner

Sparkling Wine All Through the Christmas Dinner with D’Araprì Winery

Sparkling wine always works well with all kinds of dishes, also all through the Christmas Dinner, especially with wines from D’Araprì Winery. So, this is Christmas… as John Lennon sang in the song Happy Christmas (War is Over) from 1972. Well, there is still a couple of weeks until Christmas Eve, but we are getting … Read more

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Tenuta Santori – Winemaking with Esoteric Varieties in Le Marche

Giving value to esoteric, so-called indigenous grape varieties, is becoming more and more a trend in the wine world. Here we will talk about a couple of grape varieties that are lesser known but that give some very interesting white wines. At the end of January, Marco Santori, the owner of Tenuta Santori in Le … Read more

A Taste of Montepulciano - Valdipiatta Winery

A Taste of Nobile di Montepulciano – Valdipiatta Winery

A summer day at the end of June, Nadia, my partner in wine, came to pick me up in the morning to go to Montefollonico and Montepulciano. We had decided we would tour a couple of wineries in the area, and one of them was Tenuta Valdipiatta just outside Montepulciano. In an earlier article last … 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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The Essence of Nobile di Montepulciano

As you might have noticed, Tuscany is a land of history going back to the Etruscan era and beyond. Winemaking can be traced back as far in history too. Often I have been talking about Chianti and Chianti Classico in my articles, but this time I will focus on Rosso di Montepulciano and Nobile di … Read more

Words at the Wine Bar – a mini course

Last Friday I started a mini-course about wine, a sort of an ABC of wine and wine tasting with my friend and sommelier Nadia Padrin. We have been offered the possibility to do a small introduction to wine and wine tasting at a local wine bar here in Florence (Uva Nera). So for the next … Read more

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