Fattoria La Leccia in Tuscany: A Family of Women Who Gave New Life to Their Wines

Holm oak is a special kind of tree. It can live up to a thousand years as it spreads its massive and dense umbrella crown giving protection and shield from natural adversity. Its timber is very strong and hard which has been useful carriages and agricultural tools since ancient times, as well as excellent firewood which provides long lasting fire and heat. Its acorns are … Continue reading Fattoria La Leccia in Tuscany: A Family of Women Who Gave New Life to Their Wines

Discovering the Chianti Classico of Casale dello Sparviero

“When my father, in the mid-70s, decided to invest in Tuscany, I was enchanted by the nature that surrounded the farm. I soon realized that behind a bottle of wine there was a world of passion and effort that took years to show its fruits. I tried to pass on the same passion handed down by my father Olindo to Arrigo, my son, firmly convinced … Continue reading Discovering the Chianti Classico of Casale dello Sparviero

Sofitel Wine Days 2021 Features the Wines of Lazio at Sofitel Rome

Sofitel, the luxury brand ambassador of the French Art de Vivre of the Accor Group, launched its 2021edition of the international event, Sofitel Wine Days. The event gives a unique opportunity in deepening the wine culture with the guidance of wine experts for the whole harvest period by hosting tastings, meetings and events and in turn, to discover excellent wines, new aromas and flavors. It … Continue reading Sofitel Wine Days 2021 Features the Wines of Lazio at Sofitel Rome

Torre Bisenzio in Umbria: Wine and Stay Experience in an Italian Wine Estate

Tasting wines couldn’t have been as panoramic as the setting that husband and wife Mike and Neena Rees chose for their new tasting room in the middle of their 265-hectare wine estate in Umbria. A typical Umbrian stone building with two floors, the newest addition to Torre Bisenzio wine estate was celebrated with an inauguration of the new space on the 4th of October. Bottles … Continue reading Torre Bisenzio in Umbria: Wine and Stay Experience in an Italian Wine Estate

Pitars Winery’s Bond to the Tagliamento River in Friuli Venezia-Giulia

Pitars is a winery located in San Martino al Tagliamento in Friuli-Venezia Giulia with 160 hectares of vineyards in the three estates. Behind this vast activity is the Pittaro family, the founder of which is Romano Pittaro when back in 1880 he planted a vine of Merlot imported from France in his vineyards. But it wasn’t until the return of his son Angelo to Italy … Continue reading Pitars Winery’s Bond to the Tagliamento River in Friuli Venezia-Giulia

Fifty Years of Custoza DOC Wine: A Unique Blend of White Grapes in Lago di Garda

We are in Lago di Garda, the largest lake in Italy moving towards the southeast area of the lake in a small historical hamlet called Custoza. Looking towards the east you can see Verona while towards the north you can see the imposing view of the Monte Baldo mountain range. It is a land of panoramic scenery and a richness of cultural heritage, trodden by … Continue reading Fifty Years of Custoza DOC Wine: A Unique Blend of White Grapes in Lago di Garda

The Preview Tasting at the Anteprima Sagrantino 2017 in Montefalco

The beginning of the year 2021 amplifies the cautious step towards a new normality. One of them is the resumption of physical presence in wine tastings which puts the virtual tastings at the backseat. The Anteprima Sagrantino, organized by the Consorzio Tutela Vini Montefalco (consortium of Montefalco wine producers to safeguard and promote the wines) has been taking place in the Umbrian town of Montefalco … Continue reading The Preview Tasting at the Anteprima Sagrantino 2017 in Montefalco

Nicola Biasi and His Vin de la Neu Johanitter at the Italian Land of Apples

It’s a challenge alright, but Nicola Biasi was pertinacious in planting small vineyards in the backyard of his father’s ancestral home in the town of Coredo, the heart of Val di Non to produce the right wine he had in mind. Apples are the symbolic production of this area of northern Italy in the region of Trentino because the climate, terrain and the natural elements … Continue reading Nicola Biasi and His Vin de la Neu Johanitter at the Italian Land of Apples

The Classic Italian Cocktails-To-Go of Mixami

There’s always a good reason why classics stick around forever. They never go away however innovative the world around us is fast evolving. Don’t worry, we’re not old-fashioned. We just appreciate what is timelessly good. In this sense, Mixami has pegged what makes our palates recall memories of great days at the cocktail bar. For sure bartenders showing off their modern flair techniques behind the … Continue reading The Classic Italian Cocktails-To-Go of Mixami

Southern Italian Wine Winners at the Radici del Sud XVI Edition

Visibility to Southern Italian viticulture and agriculture of olive oils is the focal point of Radici del Sud, an annual exhibition and competition of South Italian wines and olive oils. Born from the idea of Nicola Campanile in 2005 who is an Apulian enogastronomic specialist and sponsored by the Regional Council of Puglia, Radici del Sud has substantially grown in a much wider proportion nationally … Continue reading Southern Italian Wine Winners at the Radici del Sud XVI Edition

Vins d’Alsace Digital Fair 2021: First Virtual Tasting of Alsace Wines

The first four editions of the Salon Vins d’Alsace had seen great successes but with the global pandemic in 2020, the organization of the fifth edition had posed a significant challenge. With the tenacity of keeping the wheels turning, the wine fair was reinvented to a digital one, in conformity to the current situation where the physical presence of attendants can constitute as a problem. … Continue reading Vins d’Alsace Digital Fair 2021: First Virtual Tasting of Alsace Wines

Of a Long Family History: Tasting of Frey Sohler Crémants d’Alsace

The story of Frey Sohler Wine Estate has a strong family bond with the wines of the village of Scherwiller in France. It’s a family-owned estate that comes from two different families: Frey, the maternal side that descends from the oldest ancestor who arrived in Scherwiller from Switzerland in 1702; and Sohler, the paternal side of old winegrowers from a nearby town, Itterswiller since 1790. … Continue reading Of a Long Family History: Tasting of Frey Sohler Crémants d’Alsace

A Trip to the Territory of Catanzaro in Calabria with Undiscovered Italy Tours

The fourth edition of the Undiscovered Italy Tours created by Daniela Corti Events took place between 19 to 22 July in the province of Catanzaro in Calabria with a selection of travel bloggers and specialized journalists. It was made possible with the patronage of Enit, partnership with the Camera di Commercio di Catanzaro and with the support of the Municipality and Proloco of Tiriolo, and … Continue reading A Trip to the Territory of Catanzaro in Calabria with Undiscovered Italy Tours

The Vibrant Ancient City of Rieti: A Discovery of Food and Wine

Water is attached to the story of Rieti, a city in the region of Lazio located between Abruzzo and Umbria. The area around Rieti is rich in springs, lakes and thermal baths with therapeutic qualities with the Velino River being its central part. The waters have shaped this fertile land which conditioned its development and history. Historically, in ancient times, the Velino River had been … Continue reading The Vibrant Ancient City of Rieti: A Discovery of Food and Wine

Pitars Winery: Their Three Expressions of Sauvignon Blanc

The Pittaro family, founder of Pitars, has its roots in the northern part of Italy at San Martino al Tagliamento in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The family has dedicated itself to the cultivation of vines and production of wines since the beginning of the 16th century but it was not until the 20th century with Romano Pittaro and his son Angelo that the winery’s modern history actually … Continue reading Pitars Winery: Their Three Expressions of Sauvignon Blanc