I just came back from one of the most exciting U.S. wine competition I have ever attended. The 20th edition of the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition has been a huge learning opportunity for me in terms of palate training and exchange of views and opinions with the other wine judges. This year the largest … More SF Chronicle 2020: behind the scenes of the largest North American wine competition
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
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
Their last name (Terrizzi) let guess some Italian origins and in fact Brian has some Sicilian ancestors, although now his family has been American for generations. Yet the little Italian part of his DNA has been so arrogant that he decided, along with his wife Stephanie, to invest in the production of Italian style wines from … More Italian style, California mood: Giornata Winery – (How to grow a happy Sangiovese in Paso Robles)