Extremely exciting visit to this family-run winery, which ‘officially’ had its debut in 1964, when Emile Pepe (son of a longtime winemaking family, who primarily grew grapes) went off on… More »
“It is not difficult to produce a premium wine,” says Angelo Ruzzi, export manager for Cantina Zaccagnini, a magnificent wine estate in the Bolognano region of Abruzzo, a very remote… More »
“I’m Julia, we are honored to have you visit today,” says Julia Di Sipio, who is in charge of marketing for this Di Sipio family business. The winery is a… More »
So imagine reaching a beautiful wine estate in the heart of Abruzzo … driving up the road just at the twilight hour. Though too dark to see the vineyards,… More »
“Welcome,” says Guido Strapelli, with a friendly smile. Guido is the fifth generation to farm this vineyard, which now has an increasing focus on organic wine production. The family has… More »
“Thought you knew Montepulciano? Think again. While studying for the Wine & Spirits Educational Trust (WSET) several years ago, I discovered it was the key grape of the Abruzzo… More »
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