Tenuta Licinia Valdichiana

The Tuscan Dream of a Belgian Lawyer Realized by His Grandson

In Lucignano, located in the Valdichiana area in southeastern Tuscany, lies Tenuta Licinia. It is a small farm that the Belgian lawyer Jacques de Liedekerke acquired in the 1970s. His grandson James Marshall who has run the winery since 2020, says that his grandfather was “a wine lover but [in the beginning] he had no … Read more

Calabria and Sardinia

Two Authentic Expressions of Native Grapes from Calabria and Sardinia

Calabria and Sardinia are in focus in the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group this month, and that’s no April’s fool joke, but the truth. They are two very fascinating regions in Italy that are still a bit of hidden gems. Tourist destinations like Tropea in Calabria and the Costa Smeralda in Sardinia, of course, … Read more

Vineyard Somewhere in Maremma

Supertuscan Is All About The Name, Not In The Wine

The Super Tuscan wines are a debated topic. One thing is for sure, they have indeed brought the attention of the world to an area that before was rather hidden, namely Bolgheri in Tuscany. (This is the republishing of an older article from before my former website was hacked during the pandemic period.) The question … Read more

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3 Compelling Reasons And Solutions To Be Anti-Wine Lists

November and December are always the months when all the wine lists from various wine publications, wine bloggers, and wine influencers come out. The Top 100, Top 50, Top 10, his or her’s comments on this or that Top list, and on it goes. An endless line of Top this or Best that, the list … Read more

Lenza_Viticoltori_Vineyard_Campania

3 Wines Going From Organic To Natural

A new month and a new theme, I will write about 3 Wines Going From Organic To Natural in the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group. The theme this month is Organic & Natural Wine – What’s it all about? In this context, there are, in reality, three categories of wine, namely organic, biodynamic, or … Read more

Amphora_Buondonno_Winery_Tuscany

Preview: Organic & Natural Wine – What’s it all about?

So, March is here and it is time to look closer at organic, biodynamic, and natural wines at the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group. They are three types, or categories, of wine that have many things in common but there are also differences between them. Which are the common denominators? Natural is the buzzword … Read more

Prosecco

A Superior Sparkling Christmas With Bele Casel

On a Monday afternoon in Verona, earlier this week, I met Paola Ferraro from Bele Casel winery by chance. I was stopping by a table to chat with my friends Irene Graziotti and Daniele Becchi at the Wine2Wine event, and Paola was with them so it feels like we are friends now too. 🙂 While chatting … Read more

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