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

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

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

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…