Lombardy, the ultimate Italian enogastronomic gateway

Are you an Italian wine lover? For sure you have visited Tuscany, Piedmont, maybe even Veneto, Sicily or Umbria. But I am pretty sure you skipped Lombardy. For too long considered just a business area, with Milan being the economical center of Italy, renown for fashion and design, but not for wine and food in … More Lombardy, the ultimate Italian enogastronomic gateway

Let’s talk about Italian indigenous varieties on air at Socal Restaurant Show – audio

Here the audio of my interview about Lugana appellation and Ruche’ wines during the Socal Restaurant Show on air on Angels Radio, KLAA 830 FM, every Saturday 10 am – noon. The second part of the interview about the first “The Italian Wine Girl selection Wine Dinner” in collaboration with Cafe’ del Rey. If you … More Let’s talk about Italian indigenous varieties on air at Socal Restaurant Show – audio

Maremma, the Tuscany you don’t expect

Ah, Maremma. A quaint, little-known slice of western central Italy hugging the Mediterranean coast. For those of you that know Italy, Maremma is squarely fixed in Southern Tuscany. Home to rolling hills of olive groves, vineyards, forests, fields of poppies and cornflowers, fishing ports, and of course, the stellar Sangiovese red grape. But not only: be ready to … More Maremma, the Tuscany you don’t expect

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