July 9, 2016
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La Fornace, from sharecropper to top producer of Brunello

Winery website. Winery Facebook. Vignaioli producer page. La Fornace 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 94 points A mix of cherry, blackberry, leather and tobacco flavors, this […]
June 30, 2016
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Scarzello “a star of the traditional movement in Piedmont.”

Vignaioli producer page Winery website. Wine fact sheets. Winery Facebook. Federico Scarzello, wrote Gregory Dal Piaz, one of the world’s leading experts on Barolo, “is obviously […]
June 16, 2016
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What’s the difference between “Chianti” and “Chianti Classico”?

Sangiovese is the main grape used in both “Chianti” and “Chianti Classico”. Click here for Castello di Selvole, Vignaioli America’s Chianti Classico producer. What’s the difference […]
June 9, 2016
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Frecciarossa, classic award-winning wines from Oltrepò Pavese, arguably the best Pinot Noir from Italy

Oltrepò Pavese is an acclaimed viticultural area and producer of top still and sparkling wines just south of the Po River in the region of Lombardy. […]
June 2, 2016
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Rocche dei Manzoni, a classic expression of Barolo modernism

Winery website. “There is an exoticism in the Big that is impossible to miss,” wrote leading Italian wine critic Antonio Galloni in 2014 when he reviewed […]
May 26, 2016
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Collemattoni 2010 Brunello Riserva 94 Points Wine Spectator

Collemattoni 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Fontelontano Riserva 94 points Cherry and plum flavors are singed by mushroom, tamari and wet earth notes in this broad-shouldered, […]
May 19, 2016
cascina ebreo

Cascina Ebreo, a cult Barolo that’s never lost its magic

Everyone in the high-end Italian wine trade knows the story of the couple who founded this highly regarded estate: Peter Weimer from Germany and Romy Gygax […]
May 13, 2016

Barolo 101 with Dino Tantawi (welcome to our new blog!)

Welcome to our new blog! This post is the first in a series devoted to Italian and Austrian wine education. It’s based on a seminar that […]