The Year 2022 Marks Another Success for Roero Days at Reggia di Venaria in Turin

It was a fulfillment for the wine producers of the Consorzio di Tutela Roero when they closed the two-day wine tasting event at Reggia di Venaria at the outskirts of Turin. A record number of over 3,000 wine enthusiasts have attended Roero Days between the 22nd and 23rd of May 2022. Wine lovers, wine professionals, art lovers and simply the curious ones have had the … Continue reading The Year 2022 Marks Another Success for Roero Days at Reggia di Venaria in Turin

Cantina Il Passo’s Muti-Awarded Alberi in Piano Aglianico del Vulture, Celebrating 10 Years

Ten years have passed for Maria Grimolizzi and her husband Raffaele when they purchased a 30-year old vineyard in Barile in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. They have always been involved in the cultivation of olives and cereals but the decision to venture into wine making had been very fruitful for them. From the first vintage of 2013 of the Aglianico del Vulture DOC, … Continue reading Cantina Il Passo’s Muti-Awarded Alberi in Piano Aglianico del Vulture, Celebrating 10 Years

Domus Artium Closes its Concert Season at Palazzo Ducale of Gallese

After the success of its previous concerts, Domus Artium closes its curtains for the summer season on 19 June 2022 after a spectacular night of music at the Palazzo Ducale of Gallese by the Venice Baroque Orchestra, cellist Nina Kotova and flutist Andrea Griminelli which was followed afterwards with the dinner prepared by Chef Lorenzo Iozzia of the Michelin-starred restaurant Casa Iozzia and the wines … Continue reading Domus Artium Closes its Concert Season at Palazzo Ducale of Gallese

Let’s Talk About Pinot Nero From Oltrepò Pavese in Italy

The 29 wine producers of the Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese showcased their wines in Rome last 31 May 2022 in Beef Bazaar Restaurant at the second edition of the Talk ‘n’ Toast – Conversations on Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir). The wine event was opened with an interactive discussion by Filippo Bartolotta, a communicator of Italian wine for over twenty years, and Adua Villa, a … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Pinot Nero From Oltrepò Pavese in Italy

Chiara Soldati of La Scolca Winery: After Being Appointed as Cavaliere del Lavoro, What’s Next?

Chiara Soldati, CEO of the prestigious Piedmontese winery La Scolca, was recently appointed as one of the 25 Cavalieri del Lavoro (Knights of the Order of Merit for Labor) by the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella. It is an honorable recognition which acknowledges the 103-year long commitment of her family to viticulture. The company, which has been under the guidance of Chiara Soldati … Continue reading Chiara Soldati of La Scolca Winery: After Being Appointed as Cavaliere del Lavoro, What’s Next?

Albugnano 549: Nebbiolo at a High Altitude in Piedmont

We are in Piedmont with its most exalted grape variety, Nebbiolo. It is the same grape that makes Barolo and Barbaresco but this time, we are moving towards another part of the Piedmont region where it also found a suitable home at the highest altitude of 549 meters above sea level, at the hilltop village of Albugnano, on the east of Turin and the northern … Continue reading Albugnano 549: Nebbiolo at a High Altitude in Piedmont

Nittardi Launches International Art Contest for its 40th Anniversary Wine Label

Nittardi Wine Estate is a boutique winery situated in the heart of the Chianti Classico region with 40 hectares of vineyards divided between Castellina in Chianti and Maremma in Tuscany. It was originally a defensive tower known as early as 1183 by the name of “Nectar Dei” (The Nectar of the God) between Florence and Sienna. In the 16th-century, the estate was owned̀ by one … Continue reading Nittardi Launches International Art Contest for its 40th Anniversary Wine Label

Beviamoci Sud 2022 in Rome: Highlighting the Southern Italian Wine Regions

Beviamoci Sud, which literally means “Let’s Drink South”, has finally opened its doors in Rome again after two years of hiatus due to the pandemic. In the weekend of 14 to 15 May 2022, Riserva Grande Agency organized the fourth edition of the wine event dedicated to the wines of Southern Italy at Hotel Villa Pamphili in collaboration with wine critics Andrea Petrini of Percorsi … Continue reading Beviamoci Sud 2022 in Rome: Highlighting the Southern Italian Wine Regions

The New Wines of Piandimare of Abruzzo: Villamagna DOC and Oltremare Pecorino

Piandimare came to life in 1986 when a few farmers wanted to cultivate unique vines to produce special wines. We are in Abruzzo, the central Italian region which borders the other regions, Lazio to the west, Marche to the north, Molise to the southeast and the Adriatic Sea to the east. The winery is located in Val di Foro, a valley nestled between the Majella … Continue reading The New Wines of Piandimare of Abruzzo: Villamagna DOC and Oltremare Pecorino

Discovering The Thermal Springs and Wines of The Volcanic Euganean Hills

If Padova, with its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is already a city that’s waiting to be explored, then just half an hour away to its southwest is another area that demands our attention. The Euganean Hills or Colli Euganei in Italian, are a group of hills of volcanic origin that formed about 35 million years ago. It is a now a regional park that covers … Continue reading Discovering The Thermal Springs and Wines of The Volcanic Euganean Hills

Ronchi Rò: Cuisine, Wines and Hospitality on the Vine-Clad Hills of Collio

A treasure trove in the middle of the green surroundings of Collio, Ronchi Rò offers a profound full immersion of the hilly area in the eastern edge of Friuli Venezia Giulia. It is is located in Dolegna del Collio, close to the border of Slovenia, and an hour’s drive from the city of Trieste and just a few minutes from the enchanting town of Cividale … Continue reading Ronchi Rò: Cuisine, Wines and Hospitality on the Vine-Clad Hills of Collio

Another Year of Success for Only Wine Festival in Città di Castello, Umbria

A celebratory atmosphere in the small Umbrian city of Città di Castello this weekend, 30 April to 2 May 2022, was due to the return of the face to face wine event Only Wine. It was held at Palazzo Vitelli a Sant’Egidio, a splendid 16th century palace built for the celebrated local cavalryman Paolo II Vitelli which faces a sprawling open-air green garden where attendees … Continue reading Another Year of Success for Only Wine Festival in Città di Castello, Umbria

The Lady of Brunello of Tenute Silvio Nardi With Her Expressions of Sangiovese

At a young age of twenty in 1985, Emilia Nardi, the youngest daughter of the eight children of the then 77-year old Silvio Nardi, entered her father’s thriving winery in Montalcino. The job was to be a distraction that a concerned father gave to her heartbroken daughter who just came out of a relationship. Here, she learned all the ropes of running a winery for … Continue reading The Lady of Brunello of Tenute Silvio Nardi With Her Expressions of Sangiovese

Tenuta Scuotto: Putting Irpinia’s Quintessential Characteristics in the Bottle

Oi Ni took me to Tenuta Scuotto a few years ago. It was not like the other Fiano wines I’ve tried. The complexity is impressive and as it ages more, it bears some similarities to Riesling. Its personality starts with the structure and acidity then moves you towards layers of ripe fruits and petroleum aromas. It is that kind of wine that’s waiting to narrate … Continue reading Tenuta Scuotto: Putting Irpinia’s Quintessential Characteristics in the Bottle

Tenuta San Francesco: Centuries-Old Vines Producing Phenomenal Wines in the Amalfi Coast

Have you ever seen the trunk of a centuries-old vine branch? An authentic bole grown in awning that winds for meters and meters twisting on itself, with the joints that they resemble seafaring knots, intrigues of wool skeins, creating grotesque games of lights, shadows and wood. Have you ever walked under the branches of Tintore, humongous pergola-trained vines that create roofs of leaves above your … Continue reading Tenuta San Francesco: Centuries-Old Vines Producing Phenomenal Wines in the Amalfi Coast