Wine from Franciacorta, Italy

Visting Il Mosel in Franciacorta

Very interesting visit to Il Mosnel, a beautiful 16th century winery in Franciacorta that has basically been with the same family for hundreds of years. The name Il Mosnel means… More »

Visiting Ferghettina Winery in Franciacorta

So I am here at the Ferghettina winery in Franciacorta, where winemaker Felippo Rossi is showing us around. This gorgeous estate was built in 2003 yet the winery is designed… More »

Visiting Ca Del Vent in Franciacorta

  Fabulous visit to Ca del Vent where gregarious Antonio Tornincasa (Director of Sales and Marketing) and winemaker Dr. Flavio Faliva (enologist) showed us around this extraordinary property which is… More »

Great visit to Villa Crespia in Franciacorta

Fabulous visit to Villa Crespia in Franciacorta, where the gifted vigneron Franceso Ioano is in charge of production. We begin the visit walking through the vines, where Francesco explains the… More »

Visiting Contadi Castaldi in Franciacorta

Great meeting with winemaker Gian Luca Uccelli at Contadi Castaldi in Franciacorta. It is a large modern winery that is even as I tour the space expanding and improving. The… More »

Visiting Biondelli winery in Franciacorta

Joska Biondelli greets us at the door of the winery – it is a very cool foggy afternoon, and red and yellow fall leaves are on the ground. Without exaggeration,… More »

Wine Dinner at Barboglio De Gaioncelli in Franciacorta

The lovely Isabella, export manager for the wine group that owns the De Gaioncelli restaurant in Franciacorta. The wines are a mix of sparkling (Franciacorta DOCGG) in various styles including… More »

Franciacorta Comes to NYC!

It’s Fashion week in Milan – do you think they are going to serve French Champagne? Last night Milan’s fashion week was celebrated in NYC at the trendy restaurant Upland… More »

Visiting Monte Rossa

“Welcome!” exclaims affable Emanuele Rabotti, his exuberant and expressive face lighting up at the appearance of long lost (very lost!) visitors. Perhaps the first thing you should know is that… More »

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