The incredible story of Mr. Beconcini, the winemaker who proved the origins of Tuscan Tempranillo

In San Miniato, in the heart of Chianti wine region and Colline Pisane appellation, there is a winemaker who chose the difficult task of proving that sometimes real tradition is quite different from what we have been told for centuries. What would you expect from a winery located in Chianti, if not Sangiovese wines? It’s … More The incredible story of Mr. Beconcini, the winemaker who proved the origins of Tuscan Tempranillo

Latest from “Pinoregon”: chasing U.S. best spots for Pinot Noir

I am a huge Pinot Noir lover: I think Pinot is one of the few grapes (together with Nebbiolo) which can maximise the concept of terroir, absorbing aromas from the soil, characteristics from the climate, hints of the winemaker personality and guard all of this as a treasure, to be revealed to sensitive buds and … More Latest from “Pinoregon”: chasing U.S. best spots for Pinot Noir

“Generazione Vulture”: the new wave of Aglianico 2.0

My wine travel journal about Basilicata and Aglianico del Vulture wine region They are the new, young, enthusiastic faces of the Vulture wine region, appropriately named “Generazione Vulture” or the Vulture Generation. Eight wineries managed by eight young winemakers founded this association with a clear, specific goal: to promote Aglianico del Vulture wines in Italy and abroad. … More “Generazione Vulture”: the new wave of Aglianico 2.0

The Rogue, the ultimate creative dining experience by chef Puck

Dining at The Rogue is more than dining. It’s a culinary experience. Here, in this video, I bring you with me in the new exclusive Wolfgang Puck restaurant. Only 8 seats per night, 4 nights per week, 4 chefs (changing every week) cook for you, live, in front of you, creating new dishes and a … More The Rogue, the ultimate creative dining experience by chef Puck

“Chianti Classico: terroir wanted”… Insight of an American Somm visiting Tuscany most reknown appellation

I am glad to host a blog post by sommelier Sabra Johnson about her personal insight of Chianti Classico. I think her opinion can give us a different perspective about Chianti wines, she has a different background from me (different culture, different palate, different expectations), I was so curious to know her thoughts about the … More “Chianti Classico: terroir wanted”… Insight of an American Somm visiting Tuscany most reknown appellation

In the heart of Italy there is a well kept secret named Roscetto…

Today wine story is about another Italian hidden gem I fell in love with during my last Italian wine tour in April 2017, when I visited the wonderful green heart of Italy, the area nestled between Umbria and Lazio. Let me introduce you to Roscetto (also Rossetto), an ancient and rare white grape varietal grown … More In the heart of Italy there is a well kept secret named Roscetto…