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FROM THE HOME TASTING TABLE: SEREGO ALIGHERI ANNIVERSARIO

In September 2011, I had the great pleasure to visit a few wineries in Veneto during a press trip organized by Federdoc. One of the most impressive visits was at SEREGO ALIGHIERI, the historic domain of the descendants of the world famous Italian poet, writer, moral and political philosopher DANTE ALIGHIERI. The Villa Serego Alighieri […]

PURO CHIANTI DOCG: ORGANIC WINE FREE FROM ADDED SULPHITES

Fattoria Lavacchio just launched a new wine from the Chianti Rufina area: organic Chianti with no added sulphites. The wine’s name, Puro Chianti DOCG refers to the ‘pure’ character of a product without any use of chemicals. Fattoria Lavacchio is a real and fully organic farm producing besides wine also oil, cereals and vegetables that […]

PROWEIN 2013: BUSY, SUCCESSFUL AND INSPIRING (9)

Three days long, 44000 professional visitors from all over the world gathered at ProWein in Düsseldorf; nearly 3500 more visitors than in 2012, 4783 exhibitors from 48 countries. I enjoyed it very much, especially because I had some beautiful and very enticing (re) discoveries! ITALY CANTINA DI SOAVE – ROCCA SVEVA (Veneto) It was a […]

CHIANTI COLLI FIORENTINI DOCG 2012 HARVEST: GOOD QUALITY!

Just received from Italy… Thank you Francesco Reggiani CHIANTI COLLI FIORENTINI DOCG HARVEST 2012: THE SUMMER DROUGHT HAS NOT DAMAGED QUALITY The first impressions of the 2012 wine season emerge after de-vatting. The threat of a repeat of 2003 has been avoided, thanks to the end-of-August rain and the experience of the wine producers  FLORENCE […]

CRISIS “NOT A PROBLEM” FOR BIG ITALIAN NAMES

Sharing an article published in the Italian Weekly Wine News Crisis “not a problem” for big names Italian wine’s big names have been stronger than the crisis, with their 2011 turnovers all sporting a plus sign compared to 2010, according to the “Italian Main Companies” report by Mediobanca, which studies the results of some of […]