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

Ciao Maestro, goodbye to Gualtiero Marchesi, the founder of the modern Italian cuisine

The first time I met Gualtiero Marchesi we were in Milan, at his il Marchesino restaurant and I immediately realised he was one of a kind man. He was dressed in a well-tailored dark grey suit, his silver hair were shiny and combed back. On his lapel, he wore a coin-size replica of his most … More Ciao Maestro, goodbye to Gualtiero Marchesi, the founder of the modern Italian cuisine

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

Wanna be the wine geek at Thanksgiving dinner? Read this!

Let’s admit it: the Thanksgiving meal inspires more debate than any other on which wine should be served with the roasted bird. This year, I have you covered. Make it an Italian Thanksgiving! You won’t regret it! I feel this year there’s lots to be thankful for — particularly for the exceptional recent vintages of … More Wanna be the wine geek at Thanksgiving dinner? Read this!

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