On February 4th the new vintages wines (Barolo 2016 and Barbaresco 2017) has been presented to the press and trade members on a scale never seen before from this region (and I add, from any other Italian wine region) with more than 200 producers pouring their wines in New York City…me and other 49 selected “best palates” from all over the world, blind tasted the Barolo and Barbaresco new vintages’ wines to assess the overall quality, during the World’s Best Palates tasting. … More Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening 2020: a true celebration of the best Italian lifestyle
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
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?
Here we are, it’s that time of the year: the Holidays’ season wines shopping list. Rigorously Italian wines (what would you expect from The Italian Wine Girl??), one red, one rosé and one white for each of these three categories: under 20 USD (because ‘value for money’ is my mantra), organic and natural wines (because … More My wine shopping list for the Holidays: under 20 $, organic or geeky but..100% made in Italy!
The Santarelli family strongly believe in their territory, they invested money and time to find out which are the best grapes to plant on the volcanic, iper- mineral soil of Frascati area and now they produce outstanding local wines. I was lucky enough to run into Castel de Paolis winery to film a wine documentary … More Castel de Paolis winery, where Frascati becomes aristocratic
Seven reasons why I attend Vinitaly 2018, the biggest European wine fair with more than 4,500 producers and 15,000 wines showcased… … More Seven reasons why I attend VINITALY 2018
Here is what’s happening: people seem to treat rosé as a serious wine. Previously, if a winery made a rosé, it was more likely to be an afterthought, something to complete the range. This is changing now and more and more wineries are being persuaded to invest in making high-end rosé wines. Last announcement? Jon … More America drinks pink: numbers, facts and a guide to the Italian ROSATOs
Back home! I flown back to Italy to attend the biggest worldwide wine fair: Vinitaly. More than a fair, it is a human experience, like those military super tough training programs: you have a chance to survive, but you have to be smart and strong! Just to give you an idea here some numbers: 4 days, … More Vinitaly 2016 my wonderful Italian Wine Tour
As Italian I am not really a lover of international varieties (unless they are indigenous), for Dna reasons I prefer native grapes and traditional terroir driven methods of vinification… Friuli wines are instead making me change my mind! I recently got the chance to taste different example of impeccable wine making techniques, wines that starting from … More Friuli mon amour!
Crystal chandeliers, charming location and 50 wine producers from Italy with their best wines: how to resist? Slow Wine Tour 2016 was in L.A. this week, at Taglyan Complex in Hollywood and I got the chance to taste outstanding wines. Here my “playlist” of favourites: 1. Cantina della Volta – Lambrusco Rose’ Brut (metodo classico), made … More Slow Wine Tour 2016 – Los Angeles (my playlist)