Country chic dinner at Oak Ridge Winery, the V.I.P. trip at WBC 2016

It has been the fate that brought me to Oak Ridge Winery and I couldn’t be more grateful to my lucky star. During the Wine Blogger Conference 2016 in Lodi we, attendees, were supposed to choose a small card with the mysterious title of a winery trip. Among more than 12 choices, I picked “VIVA … More Country chic dinner at Oak Ridge Winery, the V.I.P. trip at WBC 2016

Rhone Rangers: Cali French kiss

What happen when America meets the Rhone River Valley? Something intriguing like a Cali French kiss. Since the early 80’s several American winemakers began experimenting with Rhone style wines and decided to make something other than Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. These “brave” few became known as the RHONE RANGERS. In 1997 13 wineries establish the non … More Rhone Rangers: Cali French kiss

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

Francesco Illy, from the espresso coffee to the Bonsai Brunello di Montalcino. Story of a “fool” who was right.

When I read about the story of Francesco Illy I couldn’t resist: I said to myself, I need to meet this man, I need to look the foolish sparkle in his eyes! So I drove among the beautiful hills of Tuscany, though the Chianti region, to the small village of Montalcino, 5000 residents, home of … More Francesco Illy, from the espresso coffee to the Bonsai Brunello di Montalcino. Story of a “fool” who was right.

Slow Wine Tour 2016 – Los Angeles (my playlist)

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)