Trebbiano Spoletino is an Italian native white wine grape that is increasing in popularity among Umbrian wine makers thanks to some of its interesting organoleptic characteristics and ageing potential… … More Trebbiano Spoletino: the white side of Umbria
Santa Barbara county’s unique climatic and geological conditions make it the ideal place to grow cooler climate grape varieties with a Californian twist… … More Santa Barbara wine county: the fervent “cool” side of Californian viticulture
My Bordeaux wine tour: Cos D’Estournel chateau in Saint-Estephe during En Primeur week 2018. Complex, multi layered, perfumed wines to store in your cellar… … More Cos D’Estournel: the thousand nuances of Saint-Estèphe’s terroir in a glass
Reaching Smith-Madrone winery after two days of fancy tastings in the Napa Valley floor has been like seeing an oasi in the middle of the desert. For an Italian wine girl, grew up in Grandpa’s vineyards, running around him in the cellar, among the wine barrels, a winery is not a winery if it doesn’t … More Bored by fancy wine tasting rooms? Pour yourself a glass of truth at Smith-Madrone’s winery
The most difficult part is when you come home and are called to find the words to describe the most complex, multicultural, contradictory region of Italy. And you spend hours staring at the monitor, but those words just don’t want to come out. Then you close your eyes and you can see again the chaotic … More Intricate, contradictory, diverse: Sicily can’t be described, must be experienced
As an Italian, diversity is something I look for in everything: culture, food and, of course, wine. Diversity is something that defines my DNA: Italy is one of the most diverse countries in the world from a biological, botanical, chemical and cultural point of view. That is why I am always amazed when I find … More Napa Valley, the hidden face of the 5 stars U.S. wine region
Prestigious wines, unique local products, truffle hunting and more: come on tour in Italy with the Italian Wine Girl … More It’s time to visit Umbria!