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PUGLIA: EPICURIAN PARADISE (4)

VIGNA PEDALE VERTICAL TASTING The first vintage of the VIGNA PEDALE wine was in 1993. Until 1996 the results were not more than ‘promising’. The first serious vintage was 1996. The main goal of our press-trip to Torrevento was of course the big vertical tasting of 12 vintages of VIGNA PEDALE. A group of Italian […]

PUGLIA: EPICURIAN PARADISE (1)

I was quite amazed when Thompson International Wine Marketing proposed me a flight to Puglia for just a weekend. The well-known Azienda Vitivinicola TORREVENTO invited a select group of wine & gastronomy journalists/writers/bloggers from all over the world for a historical vertical tasting of their icon wine and built a food, wine, culture and fun […]

UMBRIA – TOSCANA (15) … FONTODI

The Azienda Agricola FONTODI was the last winery we visited during our press-trip in Umbria and Tuscany. This worldwide famed estate is much more than a simple winery. It is a complete farm on 130 hectares of land, including about 70 hectares of vineyards, olive trees, woods and pastures for the own cattle. The estate […]

UMBRIA – TOSCANA (13) … MOLINO DI GRACE

Early in the morning, after a very comfortable night and a good breakfast at the cozy Albergo Agriturismo Azienda Agricola CASAFRASSI, the whole group left with luggage and all in two busses for a visit to one of the most ‘artistic’ wineries from Tuscany, Il Molino di Grace, close to Panzano, on the way between […]

UMBRIA – TOSCANA (9) … TERRE DE LA CUSTODIA

The last day and hours of our short Umbrian trip were spent at TERRE DE LA CUSTODIA close to Gualdo Cattaneo. TERRE DE LA CUSTODIA is part of a big agricultural project of the very well-known Umbrian family FARCHIONI (olive oil, cereals, wine). For a panoramic animated view of the winery, see the WEBSITE. We […]