#theitalianwinegirl Napa Valley tour … More Scouting unexpected flavors: the Italian wine girl goes to Napa Valley
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
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
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)
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.
Prosecco is the most sold wine in U.S.: with its fresh, crisp, pleasant bubbles it has conquered America’s consumers heart. Among wine lovers it has the reputation of being a simple, easy drinking, aperitivo wine… And it is what it’s meant to be! But… If you are looking for something more complex you should try Cartizze. Cartizze … More Prosecco? Yes, but Cartizze…
You say Chateau Montelena, you mean the history of Napa Chardonnay. Established in 1882 this winery changed forever the course of the wine making business in California with the famous victory in Paris competition in 1976. It was the first time that some New world wines were in competition with Old World wines: four white Burgundies … More The Chardonnay that made history
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)