Wine from Italy


Collio Awards: Recognition for Quality White Wine Region

Have you heard of Collio? Or the Collio Awards? Collio is a small region in Italy, a few hours by the Venice airport. I am here with other international wine… More »

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Valpolicella comes to NYC

Fabulous tutored wine lecture and wine tasting featuring the Wines of Valpolicella at the Doubletree Hotel on April 26. It was great to stop by the booths and see old… More »


Meeting the Ladies of Anselmi and Nino Franco Wineries

Typically when you visit a winery in Italy, it is a man at the helm … yet last night I met two ladies who are increasingly running the family businesses.… More »


Exploring the Wines of Ca’ Di Rajo

It was so great to have an elegant tasting lunch of wines from Ca’ Di Rajo featuring two of their top prosecco sparking wines, and also their new pinot grigio.… More »

Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino with Tommaso Cortonesi of La Mannella

Have you had a Brunello di Montalcino lately? Last night I enjoyed some great Brunello di Montalcino and also Rosso di Montalcino from La Mannella with owner Tommaso Cortonesi. The… More »


#AntePrimaAmarone 2012 DOCG

Anteprima Amarone is an event set in Verona at the end of January to celebrate the release of the Amarone vintage and is sponsored by the Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella.… More »


Visiting Roccolo Grassi winery #AnteprimaAmarone

A Visit to Roccolo Grassi Winery for Amarone “Welcome,” says Marco, winemaker and an owner of the family run Roccolo Grassi winery in Valpolicella. Marco and his sister, father, and… More »

Cesari Amarone

Tasting Amarone Cesari in Valpolicella During #AnteprimaAmarone

Do you love tasting Amarone in Valpolicella? “Allora,” says vibrant Vivian Nella Stagni, hospitality manager at Cesari in Valpolicella. She is wearing a very cool herringbone jacket and black jeans… More »

La Bignele

Visit to Bertrani for #AnteprimaAmarone

Enjoy a visit to a historic winery? Behold Bertrani. It’s a cold grey days as Michaela, the public relations executive, greets us as our small group of international journalists step… More »


Visiting Montecariano for Amarone in Valpolicella for #AnteprimaAmarone

Visiting Montecariano for Amazon in Valpolicella The very charismatic Silvia is our guide to this winery which makes a point of including the once traditional Molinara grape into blend that… More »


Visiting Aldegheri Winery in Valpolicella #AntePrimaAmarone

Alberto Aldeheri, wearing the brown button up sweater of a professor greets us as we pull up to the winery. It’s the most gorgeous time of the early evening when… More »


Visiting Scriani in Valpolicella #AnteprimaAmarone

As soon as our van pulls up to the Scriani winery we are whisked away to the vineyard, where fresh manure is being tilled into the ground. The Scriani vineyards… More »

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