Choosing different wines can make you happier, it’s science.

What if I tell you that frequently choosing different wines can make you happier? You think it’s a bold statement, don’t you? It is actually backed up by rock solid science. Drinking your usual, regular, ever favourite Cabernet or Chardonnay is not making you any happier. Believe me. Even if you enjoy it. Here is … More Choosing different wines can make you happier, it’s science.

THE #METOO OF WINE, WHAT CAN WE DO TO CHANGE THE SEXIST CULTURE?

Every time a sexist comment emerges, recognize it and repress it. The negative judgment towards a woman who chooses a career and leaves her children to the nanny, the ill-concealed condemnation in front of a friend who has put on a few pounds because she stopped going to the gym, the poisonous comment to the extramarital relationship of the husband of a colleague who is always traveling and does not devote enough attention to married life. When you think that a scantily clad woman goes looking for trouble, and almost deserves it. These are all observations that seem “harmless”, but are the result of preconceptions… … More THE #METOO OF WINE, WHAT CAN WE DO TO CHANGE THE SEXIST CULTURE?

Post-Covid wine travel series. Undiscovered Puglia: the native grapes, the places and the millenary culture of the Murge

I choose to focus on less known areas, true hidden gems, both for the quality and rarity of the wines and the breathtaking landscapes and huge cultural offer. Today we fly to Puglia, the heel of our “boot-shaped” country, to a wine region which is often underestimated also by Italians: the Daunia, the land nestled between Trani, Andria and Barletta province and the Murge plateau. … More Post-Covid wine travel series. Undiscovered Puglia: the native grapes, the places and the millenary culture of the Murge

Ferrari Trento Doc: the fine mountain bubbles of Italy that outpaced Champagne

The Ferrari Camp is a four days event with the Ferrari winery in Trento to discover what’s behind their award winning Metodo Classico sparkling wines and to know viticulture, history and gastronomy of the Trento Doc area. Seminars, tastings, Michelin star dinners, helicopter tour, harvest and pic nic in the vineyards are only some of the amazing activities I experienced, read and watch more here… … More Ferrari Trento Doc: the fine mountain bubbles of Italy that outpaced Champagne

Willamette Valley: the international epicenter of New World’s Pinot Noir

It’s no surprise that in the last decade Oregon has become the benchmark for New World’s Pinot Noirs. I tasted several very very good wines, nothing less than the French over famous (and sometimes over priced) Burgundy’s. Is Willamette Valley going to be the future of high end world class Pinots? … More Willamette Valley: the international epicenter of New World’s Pinot Noir

Guado al Tasso: the Antinori legacy and the quality of Bolgheri terroir

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