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Mamoiada: When a Wine Area Finds A New Fresh Voice

Mamoiada is a village close to Nuoro in Sardegna where the inhabitants have viticulture and winemaking in their DNA. If Venetians say they get fed Prosecco in the baby bottle as small babies, in Mamoiada the importance of viticulture and winemaking is imprinted in their minds probably from before being born. Mamoiada is so much … Read more

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How Radici del Sud Highlights the Potential of Southern Italian Wines

The Radici del Sud event is an event focused on wines made with native grapes in the southern Italian regions of Puglia, Abruzzo, Molise, Calabria, Campania, Sicily, and Sardegna. Even though lesser-known wine areas and grapes have become quite trendy and in the limelight lately, it is still often hard for smaller producers in such … 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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When Trebbiano Gains the Spotlight in a White Wine from Carmignano

When talking about Tenuta di Capezzana winery in Carmignano, a white Trebbiano wine is perhaps not the first wine you come to think of, right? Rather, it would be their Carmignano DOCG wines and, above all, their historical and award-winning Vin Santo. However, they are not only using their Trebbiano toscano grapes for appassimento for … Read more

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How Remarkable Native Grapes Are Revitalizing Wine in Southern Italy

Puglia and Radici del Sud was one of my first destinations for wine in southern Italy earlier in the summer when things started to open up again, allowing for events to be organized. This was my fourth Radici del Sud event, and I also had a small hand in the selection of some of the … Read more

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Radici del Sud – The Event for Autochtonous Grape Lovers

Puglia is THE place to be every year in early June! Well, not only in June but all year round. LOL Why you might wonder? Because it is the time of year when Radici del sud takes place. This year I am back at Radici del Sud and even appearing a bit behind the scenes. … Read more

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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

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5 Wineries Manifesting Themselves at Back to the Wine

My idea for this article was to talk about some random wine tastings I did at the wine event #Backtothewine in Faenza last weekend. But imagine my surprise when I the other day while happily starting to write this article discovered that such a title was already taken for this event. Somebody else has my … Read more

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Gaglioppo & Calabria – Hidden Gems in Italy at #ItalianFWT

November 2018 at #ItalianFWT will be all about Gaglioppo and Calabria. We will talk about wine in Calabria with a focus on the elusive and sometimes not well-understood Gaglioppo grape. As I have many friends from Calabria, it was also one of the regions except for Tuscany that I travelled to already during my first … Read more

Fisar Elections Are in the Air at Vino è 2018

The signature wine event of Fisar – Vino è – has now reached its third edition. Just as the other years, there is a focus on smaller and mid-sized wineries from Trentino to Sicily. The idea has from the beginning been to concentrate mainly on wineries that can tell a different story, more focused on culture, … Read more

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