Wine from Montalcino, Italy

Riccardo Illy

Riccardo Illy: Tasting Brunello di Montalcino from Mastrojanni

Last night a few very special, choice guests, spent a wonderful evening with Riccardo Illy, the president of Grupo Illy which owns the famous coffee brand. The reason I was… 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 »


Consorzio Del Vino Brunello di Montalcino comes to NYC

“Don’t pick it up!” exclaims Kevin Zraly, acclaimed wine educator and best-selling author to the dozens of journalists sitting in the room, as servers poured the first glass of wine… More »


Exploring Plan dell’ Orino in Montalcino

  “They’re sacrificing their lives for grapes!” I remarkĀ  to a friend, after an amazing visit to Plan dell’ Orino in Montalcino, Italy with owners/winemakers Jan Hendrick Erback and Caroline… More »

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