When a wine is to be considered “natural”? Is an organic wine a natural wine? If there are natural wines, it means that all the “other wines” are not natural? Many wine lovers ask me these questions during seminars or wine tastings, so I think it’s time to clarify some concepts about natural and organic … More Organic and Natural wines: let’s clear it up!
Sommelier tips to compose a wine list. The mission of a wine director is to find new wine treasures for his customers … More “We are treasures finders”, this is the mission of a Wine Director
As an Italian, diversity is something I look for in everything: culture, food and, of course, wine. Diversity is something that defines my DNA: Italy is one of the most diverse countries in the world from a biological, botanical, chemical and cultural point of view. That is why I am always amazed when I find … More Napa Valley, the hidden face of the 5 stars U.S. wine region
The Santarelli family strongly believe in their territory, they invested money and time to find out which are the best grapes to plant on the volcanic, iper- mineral soil of Frascati area and now they produce outstanding local wines. I was lucky enough to run into Castel de Paolis winery to film a wine documentary … More Castel de Paolis winery, where Frascati becomes aristocratic
When you think of Southern Italy, you envision endless miles of coastline, olive groves as far as the eye can see, and clusters of beautiful Baroque-style architecture. Salento, the “heel” of the “boot like” Italian peninsula includes cities like Lecce, Brindisi, and Taranto and is a haven for exquisite regional foods and alluring wines. The … More Salento, the seductive “heel” of 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
Prestigious wines, unique local products, truffle hunting and more: come on tour in Italy with the Italian Wine Girl … More It’s time to visit Umbria!
Seven reasons why I attend Vinitaly 2018, the biggest European wine fair with more than 4,500 producers and 15,000 wines showcased… … More Seven reasons why I attend VINITALY 2018
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
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!