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Sassicaia wine…

Sassicaia wine… Sassicaia wine is one of the darlings of Tuscany. Located in Bolgheri, the word ‘Sassicaia’ means ‘a place full of stones’ in reference to how hilly this part of Italy is. This red wine is made from a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon grapes (85%) and a small amount of Cabernet Franc grapes […]

Three Books for the Italian-wine Lover in You…

…actually, ‘any’ wine lover, for that matter. I imagine that you probably love your wine so much that you could actually write a book of your very own! But, in the meantime, before you write your bestselling wine book, here are 3 books to adorn your bookshelf with. (p.s: wouldn’t it be great if wine […]

Sagrantino Day 2008 in London, Berlin, Tokyo and more

Sagrantino Day 2008 will present the Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG, made in Montefalco, a small city in Umbria, the green heart of Italy. It will be held April the 21st in many cities in Italy and also abroad: Luxembourg, Berlin, Munich, Tokyo, London, Bruxelles, Frankfurt. Here is the program of the Sagrantino Day 2008all over […]

Bellavista Franciacorta Gran Cuveé Brut 2006

The aroma variables that help to make this Franciacorta are an important element, but not the only one, in determining the nose-palate type that clearly marks out this Gran Cuvée from traditional Bruts. Indeed, over 30% of the wines that make up this Gran Cuvée are fermented and aged for over 7 months in small […]