5Star Wines and pre-Vinitaly VLOG: my experience as wine judge in Italy

Here my VLOG about my first days in Verona in April, right before Vinitaly 2018. I take you with me at 5star Wines, where I served my duties as a wine judge for three days. As you know, if you regularly read my blog, I attended some other wine competitions as a wine judge in … More 5Star Wines and pre-Vinitaly VLOG: my experience as wine judge in Italy

Further (wine) reasons why you should pack and move to Lazio

They have Rome, the Eternal City, one of the seven universal world beauties, and this should be enough to consider Lazio people lucky enough. But there is more. They have one of the most flavory, tasty and exciting local cuisine in Italy: Lazio is the home of amatriciana, carbonara, coda alla vaccinara, cacio e pepe, … More Further (wine) reasons why you should pack and move to Lazio

Seafood wine pairing ideas: think beyond Pinot Grigio!

My interview about seafood wine pairing featured by The Wine Buying Guide 1.Let’s start with the basics. What do you look for in a wine to pair with seafood? “Before looking for specific characteristics in wine we should start with a simple question: which kind of seafood are we preparing? Is it a simple white … More Seafood wine pairing ideas: think beyond Pinot Grigio!

America drinks pink: numbers, facts and a guide to the Italian ROSATOs

Here is what’s happening: people seem to treat rosé as a serious wine. Previously, if a winery made a rosé, it was more likely to be an afterthought, something to complete the range. This is changing now and more and more wineries are being persuaded to invest in making high-end rosé wines. Last announcement? Jon … More America drinks pink: numbers, facts and a guide to the Italian ROSATOs

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