Because of Maremma’s coastal location, there is an overall temperate climate with a consistent breeze that further ameliorates the effects of any harsh summers or brutal winters. Additionally, the soils present here include a sandy clay soil and a silty clay soil comprised of a very fine gravel—both of which impart nuances to the characters of the grapes grown here and the wines produced in this Bolgheri wine region. … More Guado al Tasso: the Antinori legacy and the quality of Bolgheri terroir
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In the attempt to find an identity for this little wine region, so peculiar from a climatic and geological point of view and inspired by the Super Tuscan movement, the most prestigious Riparbella’s wineries decided to focus on international varieties … More Riparbella, the coastal Super Tuscans’ kingdom
We are constantly bombarded with advertisements and marketing offers about wine: it’s easy to get confused and sometimes companies play around with the lack of wine knowledge… … More How to detect BS wines? Marketing tricks, transparency and labels…
What can push a wine maker to invest 30 years of genetic and viticulture research to rescue from extintion a bunch of old native grapes? Easy: the immense love for his land and the willing to preserve the identity of a border territory like Vallagarina (between Veneto and Trentino). Let’s dig into Albino Armani winery … More Albino Armani on a mission to rescue ancient grapes and preserve Vallagarina’s identity
The story of Claudio Quarta: from the pharmaceutical industry, back to his land to rediscover his roots and be ambassador of Salento through his wines…
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Cilento is an underrated wine region that has a lot to offer from a cultural and eno gastronomical point of view. Some enlightened producers are trying to create job opportunities and to build a future for the young generations. … More Cilento’s renaissance starts with wine and buffalos
Tenuta Podernovo was the first winery in Italy to apply Animavitis, the innovative system that allows surgical, extreemly precise viticulture techniques… … More Vineyards management at its extremest: Tenuta Podernovo pioneer of 2.0 surgical organic farming
Tormaresca winery in Puglia is setting a new quality standard for Southern Italy wines: native grapes and improved techniques result in spotless wines… … More Tormaresca: traditional soul, modern techniques, a new standard for Puglia’s wines
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