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Tuscany wines at NYSE

The great Tuscan wines – including Brunello, Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti and Vernaccia – will be quoted on January 28 at the bag of wine in New York on the occasion of ‘English Wine Week’, the exhibition of Italian wine is planned for Boston, New York and Miami January 24-30. He does know Promosiena, stressing […]

My First Glass of Italian Wine (When was Yours?)

This is a response to a previous post I wrote – one that suggested that a glass of Italian wine be drunk as if it’s the first time it’s ever been tasted – as if it’s the last time it ever will be. I wrote a poem inspired by that, from the point of view […]

Brunello di Montalcino…

Who knows? One day, you might find yourself live on TV, taking part in a competition. Imagine: you’re in 2nd place, there are only 5 points between you and the person in 1st place. The host asks you to pick a category. You smile broadly and pick ‘the Brunello category’ because the night before, you […]

Two Wine Festivals for the Price of One, Anyone?

There are two wine festivals in Chianti that take place around the same time (a week apart) and are in very close proximity to each other geographically. So if you’re planning a wine holiday in Italy this year, it might be an idea to earmark your diary for that time. The two wine festivals in […]

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 […]