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…
… More Claudio Quarta, the Salento producer who showed me what can’t be seen… yet.
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
A journey in the Southern wine regions of Italy, discovering up and coming appellations and the improved quality of Southern whites … More Going South: a journey to the up and coming wine regions of Southern Italy
En Primeur week, for those of you who never heard about it, is a preview of the last vintage (in this case 2018) from the Union des Grands Crus members in all Bordeaux appellations. This event incorporates different appellation tastings (Pomerol, Pauilliac, St. Emilion etc…) and lunches in each château, it is restricted to the … More Bordeaux En Primeur Week: discovering the wine to be…
Tenuta Castelbuono, better known as Carapace, in Bevagna, Umbria is one of a kind winery. Calling it winery actually is underestimating. It is a living masterpiece, designed by one of the most famous contemporary Italian sculpture… … More Carapace, the living fusion of art and wine
My Bordeaux wine tour: Cos D’Estournel chateau in Saint-Estephe during En Primeur week 2018. Complex, multi layered, perfumed wines to store in your cellar… … More Cos D’Estournel: the thousand nuances of Saint-Estèphe’s terroir in a glass
Aglianico is a dark-skinned Italian wine grape variety that produces highly tannic wines with great levels of acidity. It adapts well to warmer climate, will it be the new up and coming red variety in times of global warming? … More Aglianico, the “global warming” up and coming wine grape?