The grocery private labels tsunami. Is Lidl changing the consumers perception on supermarket wines?

They hired a Master of Wine as Director of Wine, Adam Lapierre, who is the only Master of Wine on the grocery industry.  Their wines won more than 250 medals in International Wine Competitions, beating every record in terms of number of awards; they have a special cyber assistant, named Margot, who is ready to … More The grocery private labels tsunami. Is Lidl changing the consumers perception on supermarket wines?

In love with a wine lover? Picking a wine Valentine gift? For the sake of your relationship, read this!

I make an appeal from the bottom of my heart to all the wine lovers partners: Don’t waste your money in useless wine gifts! Please!!! If your beloved one is a wine enthusiast, he/she will fake an appreciation smile in front of the socks with the “if you read this, bring me wine” write you … More In love with a wine lover? Picking a wine Valentine gift? For the sake of your relationship, read this!

My journey as a judge at the world largest American wines competition

It is the largest competition of American wines in the world: the 2018 edition generated nearly 7000 (yes, seven thousand!) entries from 35 states. I was honoured to be one of the judges of the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and I am here to tell you all about it. So, take a sit, maybe … More My journey as a judge at the world largest American wines competition

7 reasons why you should take your wine knowledge to another level

You are a wine enthusiast, I know, otherwise you wouldn’t have clicked on this article. But let’s see if this is familiar to you: you step in a wine shop, determined to look for that nice Albarino you heard so good things about, you start staring at the shelves trying to understand where you could … More 7 reasons why you should take your wine knowledge to another level

Ciao Maestro, goodbye to Gualtiero Marchesi, the founder of the modern Italian cuisine

The first time I met Gualtiero Marchesi we were in Milan, at his il Marchesino restaurant and I immediately realised he was one of a kind man. He was dressed in a well-tailored dark grey suit, his silver hair were shiny and combed back. On his lapel, he wore a coin-size replica of his most … More Ciao Maestro, goodbye to Gualtiero Marchesi, the founder of the modern Italian cuisine

Betting on small-scale producers and emerging markets: the fascinating project of Terrestoria, selling Italian boutique wines in Utah

When I first met Stephanie Cuadra, I immediately understood we had a lot in common: journalistic background, immense love for wines, a passion for people stories and the firm will to communicate it. So I wasn’t surprised when she told me about her project in Utah, Terrestoria imports. I loved it, and I want to … More Betting on small-scale producers and emerging markets: the fascinating project of Terrestoria, selling Italian boutique wines in Utah