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WINE DOES NOT STOP…ILVINO NON SI FERMA

WINE DOES NOT STOP...IL VINO NON SI FERMA “Wine making doesn't stop. Production doesn't stop. Our cellars are full of wine bottles as our clients can't work, hence can't buy our wine. If we do not act fast, the virus will kill our viticulture and together with it a...

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Marsala Florio: a Southern Sea-born wine legend

Marsala Florio: a Southern Sea-born wine legend Filippo Bartolotta Marsala, land of stupendous myths, fabulous ruins and provocative wine and gourmet specialties that continue to fascinate and capture modern imaginations and tastebuds, and has done so since time...

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Brunello di Montalcino 2015 Vintage Report

Brunello di Montalcino 2015 Vintage Report Filippo Bartolotta With each new year, comes new vintages that each important wine appellation beckons us all to try. These “Anteprime,” (the Italian version of the French “En Primeur”) are what brings me to you today,...

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Tuscan delight, Terre d’Italia wine fair

I just finished tasting a few wines at the Terre di Toscana event, which every year for the past ten years is the most definitive event about Tuscan wines. Over 100 of the most talented wine makers from Tuscany gather up for a couple of days to showcase their wines to...

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Stefano Amerighi Cortona Syrah: 10 years of Apice

I met Stefano Amerighi one evening in a tiny hole in the wall wine shop in Siena: Enoteca Rivella. The owner Carlo and another small group of friends like to meet up there to talk or rather discuss about wine philosophy. One things then leads to another and soon...

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Anteprima Chianti Classico 2018

Anteprima Chianti Classico 2018 What is an anteprima? It is a Premiere in the wine world. A series of days, each one dedicated to a certain type of Tuscan wine. Today it was about Chianti Classico, here are a few numbers and wines that I really enjoyed and want to...

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The 2011 vintage of Barolo battle

This is one of my favorite games to play: crack open a couple of different bottles of the same vintage and drink them in a group of 4/6 people. Tasting is one thing, drinking is indeed another. When one gets a sip of something is more prone to say yes to sweeter,...

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