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Tuccanese – A Sangiovese From a Pugliese Perspective

The Tuccanese grape from Puglia has been on my mind for quite some time, and as you know by now I am a sucker for lesser-known and somewhat obscure grapes and wines. When the topic in the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group was decided to be about Sangiovese Wines Around Italy…I just knew I … Read more

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When Audacious Wines Takes You On A Captivating Tasting Journey

Audacious or daring – Vini Audaci – turns wine tasting into a concept. The idea was created by Andrea Ciancolini and Riccardo Chiarini back before the pandemic, which now seems like a surreal era that happened ages ago and instead, it was only two years ago that it started. The original idea was to organize … Read more

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How History and Quality Becomes Key for a Valdobbiadene DOCG Winery

Three wine professionals and friends came together in the 1990s to start what today is a winery focused on producing quality Valdobbiadene DOCG wines. I am talking about Col Vetoraz, and the three guys are Francesco Miotto, the owner of the land and infrastructure, Paolo De Bortoli, the agronomist, and Loris Dall’Acqua, the oenologist. The … Read more

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3 Different Italian Appassimento Wines That You Will Love

September is as you might have guessed by now the month of passiti, or wines made with the appassimento method, in the Italian wine, food, and travel group. The title of this month’s theme is Appassimento all’italiano, Sweet Wines at Their Best. I apologize for being late with my article, unfortunately, some other things got … Read more

Preview: Appassimento all’italiano, Sweet Wines at Their Best

September is all about passito wines, i.e. sweet wines or dessert wines, basically, all wines made with the appassimento (dehydration) method in the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group. This month’s theme will indeed be Appassimento all’italiano, Sweet Wines at Their Best. As I mentioned in the invitation article last week, the appassimento method can … Read more

Pisa Wine

Terre di Pisa – A Hidden Wine Wonderland in Tuscany

There is a whole wonderful world to discover when it comes to wine in the Terre di Pisa area. For many of you, it might still be a fairly unknown area. For me, it is a territory very dear to me after having gotten to know several of the wineries there during the last few … Read more

An Amazing Wine Adventure in Hungary with Portugieser Du Monde

Broadening my horizons, I am today going to talk about a wine experience in Hungary a couple of weeks ago. I embarked on a new and very exciting wine adventure when I attended the Portugieser Du Monde wine competition as part of their wine jury. This year was the 6th edition of Portugieser Du Monde … Read more

Top Wineries

4 Top Wineries at Wine & Siena, Part 2 – New Tastings

Time just flies and I never got around to publish this second article about Top Wineries at the Wine & Siena event that took place at the end of January. I apologize for that. However, here you get an overview of 4 other “new” wineries that I tasted in Siena. New in the sense that … 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

Chianti Rufina

A Wine Tasting in a Historical Florentine Setting – 10 Vintages of Chianti Rufina Villa Bossi

When you get invited to a wine tasting such as the one that took place on February 11th in Palazzo Gondi, in the heart of Florence, with Chianti Rufina wines…it is almost like reaching a moment of Zen. At least for me, being a former professional historian, even though my specialization was nationalism in the … Read more

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