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What Wine Are You Drinking To Celebrate Denmark’s New King…?

When I watched the Danish Queen Margrethe II abdicate last Sunday in favor of making her son, Crown Prince Frederik X, become King of Denmark, it truly felt like witnessing history being written. I cannot say I am in favor of a society where royals have their own set of privileges but then, on the … Read more

Can Hybrid Grapes Be the Solution For the Future?

Hybrid grapes might very well be the future for tackling the growing issues with climate change such as rising temperatures, drought, changing rainfall patterns, hail, wildfires, and more. However, many wine producers in traditional wine areas are still very skeptical and resistant to implementing hybrid grapes, thinking they will entirely modify the historical wines they … Read more

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How Achille Della Porta Masters the Art of Making Elegant Aglianico

“Maximum selection in the vineyard,” is the motto of Achille Della Porta, owner of Masseria della Porta in the Montaperto locality in Irpinia, Campania. Achille believes in giving value to the Irpinia territory and producing wines that give an expression of the local micro terroir, its history, and tradition. Biodiversity and respect for nature lie … Read more

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How Chianti Classico Enters the Movie Biz with the Black Rooster

The Chianti Classico Collection 2023 just took place a month ago, and the Chianti Classico consortium was on a roll. It was a well-attended Anteprima (preview tasting) after the reduced events during the last three years due to the pandemic, and the good mood was on top. In an article on the blog of Fattoria … Read more

Masseria Piccirillo Vineyard Campania

Giovanni Piccirillo Brings a Fresh Approach to Winemaking in Alto Casertano

Alta Campania or more specifically the Alto Casertano is an up-and-coming and buzzing wine area in Campania, even though it is a district with a long winemaking tradition. Viticulture and winemaking in the area date at least to the Etruscan period, then it flourished during the Roman era, and Pallagrello wine would become the favorite … Read more

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How Vallepicciola Launches a Grand Cru Line with Three Premium Wines

Vallepicciola is an estate located in the Castelnuovo Berdardenga area not far from Siena, on the rolling hills of Tuscany. When we talk about Castelnuovo Berdardenga, it generally, brings our minds to Chianti Classico as it is the southernmost subzone – UGA – of the Chianti Classico appellation. In mid-January, Vallepicciola invited us to an … Read more

Borgo Turrito Focuses on Nero di Troia in Foggia in Puglia

The Daunia area in Northern Puglia, from around Barletta to Castel del Monte and the Gargano, is the land of Nero di Troia. This is a grape that has had an important development during the last 20-30 years in Puglia. It was historically mainly used in blends but has since the early 2000s become a … Read more

Ciliegiolo is Showing its Magic Greatness in Narni in Umbria

Ciliegiolo is Showing its Magic Greatness in Narni in Umbria

Ciliegiolo is a grape variety with magic greatness native to Maremma in southern Tuscany and central Italy but it is cultivated in several Italian regions. Ian D’Agatha defines it as “…one of the country’s greatest but most underappreciated grape varieties.” This is because it produces vertical wines with “pure aromas and flavors.” It is indeed … 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

Percy Månsson Domän Sånana Winery

More About Swedish Wine’s Groundbreaker Percy Månsson from Domän Sånana

The southern parts of Sweden – mainly Skåne – are considered to be the new frontier for the future of winemaking as the climate changes. Recently, I got an article published in the American online wine magazine The Vintner Project where I talk about The Swedish vintner and winemaker Percy Månsson of Domän Sånana. He … Read more

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