Wine Tasting 101 at #WinesOfItaly

So, for this week’s #WinesOfItaly blab on December 1st I was at La Divina Enoteca with the owners Bianca Ciatti and Livio Del Chiaro in Florence. Livio was my guest for the evening, and I had asked him to talk in an easy and laid back way about how you do a guided wine tasting. To … Read more

Tuscany and Thanksgiving at #WinesOfItaly Blab

Last night we had our first #WinesOfItaly Blab, and apart from a couple of smaller glitches it went quite well for being the first time I hosted a blab on my own. I am very happy about and grateful to the people who joined the discussion yesterday, and I hope you will all come back … Read more

The First Wines Of Italy Blab

Next Tuesday, on November 24th, I will do my first true wine blab about Italian wine, namely Wines Of Italy. I am organizing it together with the help of some friends, such as Robert Moore, Kelly Hungerford, Valentina Mecca, Laura Maggi and Lorenzo Sieni. Our idea is to try and create a wine community where we … Read more

6 Sassello in a Vertical Wine Tasting

This article has been on the agenda for a while, but other things kept coming in between all the time. In mid-August, I was asked by Luigi Cappellini to come and give extra support in speaking English with some American and other international guests who were visiting Castello di Verrazzano for a couple of days. … Read more

Wine is global – The Winetrotters at a SommelierChallenge

Today at the yearly Sommelier Challenge of Fisar Firenze our team, The Winetrotters, won and took home the ‘gold medal‘ so to say. So, sorry if the first part of this post will talk a lot about ‘our team’ and our victory in this wine competition which is mostly for fun and an excuse to … Read more

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Fuoco Matto – A touch of Calabria in the heart of Florence

There’s a new place in town…! Fuoco Matto is a restaurant that was opened earlier this spring, by a couple of friends of mine in the heart of Florence. At the evening of the inauguration they offered food and wine, plus other drinks for free, and it was so crowded it was almost difficult to even … 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

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