Wine from Italy


Montecucco Comes to New York

What a fabulous wine-pairing lunch with the quality wines of Montecucco DOCG, just a stone’s throw from Brunello di Montalcino.Christy Canterbury MW spoke about the region and its quality wines… More »

Josetta Saffirio

Visiting Josetta Saffirio Winery in Monforte d’Alba

Did you ever imagine what it must be like to be a young woman, about 21 or so, in the beginning of the 1970s with a strong passion to be… More »

Visiting Sylla Sebaste in Barolo

“Hello – I’m Eduardo,” says a tall young man as we enter the Sylla Sebaste winery in Barolo. It is a cold, grey day, but the Sylla Sebaste winery is… More »

Cascina Castlet

Visiting Cascina Castlet in Piedmont

“Welcome,” says elegant Maria Borio, owner of the Cascina Castlet winery in Costigliole d’Asti, as we enter her personal two story apartment for our wine tasting. We are in Monferatto,… More »


Recap of Amarone Anteprima 2016

Revisiting my FIJEV trip to Valpolicella for Amarone Anteprima 2016 , in February 2016 I was a participant along with other members of FIJEV for Anteprima Amarone. This event occurs… More »

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 »

Andrea Cecchi

Lunch with Andrea Cecchi

Tuscany is an increasingly popular place for people to visit, both for its natural beauty and its wine. Sangiovese is its signature red grape, yet the attention to quality is… More »

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 »

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