The Six Different Personalities of Bellone at Cincinnato Winery

Cincinnato Winery, a wine cooperative led by Nazzareno Milita, has been producing wines in Cori in the Italian region of Lazio (about 70 kilometers from Rome) since 1947 with more than 550 hectares of land and 105 family growers of grapes. The cultivation is specific to the native grape varieties of the region which are mainly Nero Buono and Bellone, as well as Greco, Malvasia … Continue reading The Six Different Personalities of Bellone at Cincinnato Winery

The Best Expression of Dry-Aged Beef on the Grill at Epos Bistrot of Poggio Le Volpi of Rome, Italy

Laid-back, convivial and gourmet. These are the three things that make up the concept of Epos, the bistrot of Poggio Le Volpi Wine Estate in Monte Porzio Catone. It is a destination that’s conveniently located just thirty kilometers from the capital where wine and food are represented at their optimum quality with a kitchen authored by the prizewinning German chef Oliver Glowig. The chef’s approach … Continue reading The Best Expression of Dry-Aged Beef on the Grill at Epos Bistrot of Poggio Le Volpi of Rome, Italy

The Story of Carpineto Winery and Locanda Tana de L’Ors in Val di Zoldo of the Dolomite Mountains

Most dishes have stories to tell, some are reminiscent to a cherished past, perhaps a person, a happy moment, or maybe even a touching occasion. These are the flashbacks that flood our thoughts as the aromas and flavors connect to our senses. Reconnecting to the past becomes even more special when we find our way to dishes that we once knew. Let’s speak about a … Continue reading The Story of Carpineto Winery and Locanda Tana de L’Ors in Val di Zoldo of the Dolomite Mountains

Pairing Vini Raimondo Cybelle Rosato 2017 With Spring Vegetable Barley Salad

With the spring vegetables already available in the markets, there’s no better way to enjoy them than use them in salads wherein the high points of their tastes are celebrated. Vibrant green, crispy, sweet and extremely fresh in the mouth, the newly-harvested garden peas at the local farmer’s vegetable stand were a treasure in this green salad mixed with barley. Adding a bit of celery … Continue reading Pairing Vini Raimondo Cybelle Rosato 2017 With Spring Vegetable Barley Salad

Highlighting The Characteristics of Sensi Wines From Tuscany With Food Pairing

It’s a particular period we are all going through right now. With the stay at home orders that has been going on for months, there is much more time to dwell in the kitchen, take out the lost creativity and whip up appetizing dishes that can pair well with some bottles of wines that are waiting to be tasted in the cellar. I am dedicating … Continue reading Highlighting The Characteristics of Sensi Wines From Tuscany With Food Pairing

Pairing Cantina Del Tufaio Sauvignon Blanc 2016 with Fava Bean Salad and Fish

AnNike 2016 is made with 100% Sauvignon Blanc, with a 12-day fermentation without the skin at a 16°C controlled temperature. Aged in stainless steel tanks on fine lees for eight months and another six months in the bottle at 14°C.  It has a straw yellow color and crystal-clear limpidity. Although it’s meant to be enjoyed young, the wine is still continuing to show the peak … Continue reading Pairing Cantina Del Tufaio Sauvignon Blanc 2016 with Fava Bean Salad and Fish

It’s Another Excellent Vintage: Preview Tasting at the Anteprima Sagrantino 2016

Umbria is decidedly one of Italy’s most scenic regions and an ideal choice among travelers who love the Italian life. Its geography is characterized by an inviting landscape of a mixture of ancient walled hamlets and perfectly manicured rows of vineyards on hills and valleys. All the towns are characteristically charming and has distinctive importance to the region. Not only does it command richness in … Continue reading It’s Another Excellent Vintage: Preview Tasting at the Anteprima Sagrantino 2016

Tasting of Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva

Carpineto is a wine estate that produces world-renowned wines from their five estates in Tuscany. It was founded in 1967 by Giovanni Carlo Sacchet and Antonio Mario Zaccheo who envisioned an enormous potentiality in their region in producing great traditional wines. In their quest for innovative viticulture and winemaking techniques aimed at producing the best red wine that expresses the best that the terroir can … Continue reading Tasting of Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva

Rascioni & Cecconello Expresses The Excellence of Tuscan Ciliegiolo in its Wines

Considered as a minor grape, Ciliegiolo has long been overshadowed by Sangiovese throughout its course of history but in the recent years, interest has grown in the grape variety. It is now being produced as a dominant variety in blends and even more, single varietal wine in various wine regions of Italy like Liguria, Marche, Abruzzo, Lazio and Tuscany. Historically, its earliest mention was in … Continue reading Rascioni & Cecconello Expresses The Excellence of Tuscan Ciliegiolo in its Wines

La Tognazza Presents “Amici Miei”, Combining Wine, Food & Music

The doors of Casa Museo di Ugo Tognazzi in Velletri opened once again on the last Saturday of November, the 30th, to an exclusive night of “Amici Miei”, a creation of Gianmarco Tognazzi of La Tognazza Winery. Amici Miei (My Friends), a name borrowed from the popular movie in the 1970’s directed by Mario Monicelli and starred by Gianmarco’s father Ugo Tognazzi, is an artistic … Continue reading La Tognazza Presents “Amici Miei”, Combining Wine, Food & Music

Quintorè: Gualdo Del Re’s High End Tuscan Merlot Debuts in Rome

Gualdo del Re of Suvereto, Tuscany launches its new wine, the Quintorè 2016 at Retrobottega Restaurant in Rome. About twenty four guests occupying the two large sharing tables are all swirling, smelling and tasting the semi-dense dark ruby red liquid in their wine glasses, the first vintage of the estate’s Merlot vinified from a selection of grapes cultivated from a particular parcel of land of … Continue reading Quintorè: Gualdo Del Re’s High End Tuscan Merlot Debuts in Rome

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 being found on the tables of the best Italian trattorias … Continue reading Keeping the Centuries-Old Chianti Tradition at Dianella Estate in Vinci, Italy

Frescobaldi Tenuta Perano: Tasting The Chianti Classico From Their Newest Estate

There’s a 700-year story that the Frescobaldi Family has maintained in Tuscany which has a strong bond towards the world of wine. In the year 2017, Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi acquired a new addition to their already substantial wine empire pegging the number to seven estates in Tuscany. Prior to the acquisition, they have been managing the estate since 2014. The six other estates are Castello … Continue reading Frescobaldi Tenuta Perano: Tasting The Chianti Classico From Their Newest Estate

Amaro Formidabile: The Award-Winning All-Natural Handmade Italian Bitter

Amaro Formidabile stands out from the rest of the amari for two reasons. It is made with all natural ingredients and done manually by its creator Armando Bomba. Unlike the other amari in the market, Amaro Formidabile is produced by cold maceration in grain alcohol of various botanical ingredients without any aid of additives, colorants, caramel or any type of aroma that’s neither synthetic nor … Continue reading Amaro Formidabile: The Award-Winning All-Natural Handmade Italian Bitter

Discovering Cantina Imperatori Viognier on a Vineyard Lunch with Chef Max Marioli

Chef Max Mariola, the Italian chef famous for his TV cooking program on Sky Gambero Rosso and Executive Chef of the Boscolo Group of Hotels in Italy and Europe, finds the optimum pairing for Cantina Imperatori Viognier IGP Lazio with his summer dishes. For starters, he prepared a fresh and tasty version of Panzanella, a typical Tuscan tomato and bread summer dish, wherein he added … Continue reading Discovering Cantina Imperatori Viognier on a Vineyard Lunch with Chef Max Marioli