SF Chronicle 2020: behind the scenes of the largest North American wine competition

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

Italian style, California mood: Giornata Winery – (How to grow a happy Sangiovese in Paso Robles)

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┬áItalian style wines from … More Italian style, California mood: Giornata Winery – (How to grow a happy Sangiovese in Paso Robles)