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

Oscars 2024

3 Oscars 2024 Winners Paired With Unforgettable Italian Wine

The night of the Oscars is just over and as always it’s a grand event that celebrates the past year of mainly American cinema. I only watched a small part of it such as Emma Stone’s thank you speech with her partly broken dress in the back. Those little moments that always make the Oscars … Read more

The Future of Wine Article

Can The Future of Wine Excel Thanks to Multidisciplinary Contamination?

The future of wine, or at least the future of Italian wine, was discussed at an event organized by the Uva Sapiens Consultancy Group in Veneto some months ago. Uva Sapiens is a team of vine and wine consultants founded by Mattia Filippi, Umberto Marchiori, and Roberto Merlo 10 years ago. In December last year, … Read more

A View From Capezzana Winery

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

Live video about hybrid grapes

Hybrid – Piwi – Grapes, Yes or No?

Discussion on the future of hybrid grapes in the wine industry In this video, I delve deeper into the situation of hybrid grapes – Piwi – in the Italian wine industry. The discussion ranges from hybrid grapes’ history, their relevance in changing global climate conditions, and the industry’s resistance to integrating them in well-established wine … Read more

Barolo Vigna La Delizia, Piemonte

Two Cru Wines that Celebrate the Accomplished Viticultural Heritage of Piemonte

Vigna La Delizia and Vigna La Villa are two cru vineyards giving rise to two cru wines that are a part of the Renaissance project of Fontanafredda winery in Piemonte. The Renaissance project is an idea to communicate something new, and values, while still staying true to the Fontanafredda brand and its history. All has … 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

Pinot Grigio and Refosco Show Their True Colors in Friuli

Colli Orientali del Friuli is a wine region that is situated right in the northeastern corner of Friuli Venezia Giulia, where Cividale is the main town. It is an area that includes the overarching DOC Friuli Colli Orientali denomination as well as DOCG Ramandolo, DOCG Rosazzo, and DOCG Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit. In this … Read more

Lacrima Wines Conquers the Present Staying True to Their Past

Lacrima di Morro d’Alba is a wine with imperial connotations, in the sense that it was enjoyed by Frederick I, i.e. Frederick Barbarossa when he resided in Morro d’Alba in 1167.My own experiences are not as imperial but more familial. My brother and his family used to go to Le Marche for their holiday every … Read more

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Campania Makes You Dream Big About Amazing Wine

This article was first published back in 2020 on my blog, but then the website got hacked and I never got around to republish it. Here, it is again though. Happy reading!! Campania is a region that can offer a bit of everything when it comes to wine territories or terroir. That is everything from … Read more

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