Malo and Tenuta di Artimino at La Vendemmia of Rome: Where Fashion & Wine Meet

Between 14 to 17 October 2019, Rome opened its doors to the celebration of the third edition of La Vendemmia of Roma. It was one of the most exclusive events that strengthened the ties of luxury Italian and international fashion brands and wineries. Different brands in the luxury fashion district in the historical center of…

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Keeping the Centuries-Old Chianti Tradition at Dianella Estate in Vinci, Italy

When Francesco and Veronica Passerin d’Entreves took over Dianella Wine Estate in 2003, they started to apply the process of modernization in the vineyards and the cellar from the previous Billeri Family’s centuries old wine making facilities. In its history, they have seen success at the beginning of the 19th century when Dianella’s Chianti were…

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The Roman Preview of the Merano Wine Festival on November 2019 in Merano, Italy

The weekend of the 14th and 15th September 2019 saw the fourth Roman preview of the 28th edition of the Merano Wine Festival held at the 19th century Acquario Romano in Rome.  The Merano Wine Festival will take place soon in Merano between 8 to 12 November 2019 and this year’s edition is dedicated to…

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Diamoci un Taglio 2019: A Celebration of Italian Monovarietal Wines in Rome, Italy

Meaning “Let Give it a Cut, Let’s Drink it Pure,” Diamoci un Taglio Beviamoli in Purezza presented its very first edition in Rome on the 12th and 13th of May 2019, a two-day tasting event of wines obtained from single vine varieties that are normally used in blends. The event was conceptualized by La Pecora…

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Diamoci un Taglio: A Wine Tasting in Rome of Italian Monovarietal Wines

On 7 May 2019, the presentation to the press and preview of the event Diamoci un Taglio, Beviamoli in Purezza (Let’s Cut It. Let’s Drink it in Purity) took place in the newly-opened wine bar Matière Bar-à-Vìn. A preview of the wines that will be present in the event were provided by Raffaele Troisi of…

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Sensi Tua Rosa, A Chianti Wine Producer’s Tribute to Women

Let’s start with the beautiful setting of Fattoria di Calappiano, a Tuscan villa built in the Renaissance period by the Grand Duke I De Medici. It was built as one of the first models of wine-growing and producing farmhouses in Tuscany. In the 1800s, it was procured by Henry Savage Landor, grandson of the important…

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Vignaioli Specogna Oltre 2013

Vignaioli Specogna Oltre 2013. Blend of 3 native grapes of Friuli: Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Schiopettino and Pignolo. Long maceration with the skin, aged in barrique for 2 years then another 6 months in the bottle. Harmonious full-bodied wine with deep ruby red color. Ample complexity in the nose with dark stone fruits, berries, toasted,…

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When Emotions Unfold on the Table at Metamorfosi Ristorante in Rome, Italy

Rarely do emotions take over you when you eat in a restaurant. A delicious dish is a great treat but something that can stir up sentiments that the chef wants to convey in his dishes is profoundly impressive. When Roy Salomon Caceres is in the kitchen, his dishes unravel the unverbalized stories that he wants…

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Vignaioli Specogna Pinot Grigio Ramato

Vignaioli Specogna Pinot Grigio Ramato 2011. Crystal clear with a deep copper color coming from the maceration of the Pinot Grigio’s gray purple skin with the must for a period of 10 to 15 days (depending on the vintage). Afterwards it was aged in barriques made of oak and cherry wood. This Pinot Grigio Ramato…

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Il Verro Coda di Pecora 2015

Il Verro Coda di Pecora Sheep 2015. Cesare Avenia of Il Verro is the only producer of this autochthonous grape of Campania. Thanks to him, we can still enjoy it in the bottle. A very interesting dry wine with a very faint sweetness like cotton candy in the nose, lots of minerals including hydrocarbon, ripe…

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Tenuta Scuotto Oi Nì 2014

Tenuta Scuotto Oi Nì made with 100% Fiano grapes, fermented in large Alsatian oval oak barrels for 12 months, aged for 12 months on fine lees. A harmonic wine with intense straw yellow color. It has an ample complexity of aromas, minerals, mature yellow fruits, flowers, ethereal, spices and notes of petrol. It becomes more…

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Lunarossa Quartara Fiano 2013

Lunarossa Quartara Fiano 2013. Made with Fiano grapes from Colli di Salerno. Fermented in terracotta amphorae which are partially buried in the ground, aged in big wooden barrels for 12 months then 9 to 10 months in bottles without being filtered. Intense straw yellow with hints of gold, very intense and complex in the nose…

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Kellerei Auer Gewurztraminer 2017

Kellerei Auer Gewurztraminer 2017. Full-bodied straw yellow color with an aromatic, intense and complex nose with the dominance of exotic fruits especially lychees, spices, herbs, roses. Fresh, lots of minerals, equilibrated in the palate with a persistent finish. Kellerei Auer Website: https://www.schenkitalia.it/en/brand/kellerei-auer/

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Cantina del Tufaio AmMaria IGT Lazio Rosso 2014

Cantina del Tufaio AmMaria IGT Lazio Rosso 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Intense ruby red color and complexities in the nose with aromas of amarena, mature dark stone fruits, flowers, spices and minerals. Smooth with round tannins, moderately fresh, good sapidity and structure. A great wine to have and can keep for more years in…

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