My wine shopping list for the Holidays: under 20 $, organic or geeky but..100% made in Italy!

Here we are, it’s that time of the year: the Holidays’ season wines shopping list. Rigorously Italian wines (what would you expect from The Italian Wine Girl??), one red, one rosé and one white for each of these three categories: under 20 USD (because ‘value for money’ is my mantra), organic and natural wines (because … More My wine shopping list for the Holidays: under 20 $, organic or geeky but..100% made in Italy!

Castel de Paolis winery, where Frascati becomes aristocratic

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

America drinks pink: numbers, facts and a guide to the Italian ROSATOs

Here is what’s happening: people seem to treat rosé as a serious wine. Previously, if a winery made a rosé, it was more likely to be an afterthought, something to complete the range. This is changing now and more and more wineries are being persuaded to invest in making high-end rosé wines. Last announcement? Jon … More America drinks pink: numbers, facts and a guide to the Italian ROSATOs

Friuli mon amour!

As Italian I am not really a lover of international varieties (unless they are indigenous), for Dna reasons I prefer native grapes and traditional terroir driven methods of vinification… Friuli wines are instead making me change my mind! I recently got the chance to taste different example of impeccable wine making techniques, wines that starting from … More Friuli mon amour!

Slow Wine Tour 2016 – Los Angeles (my playlist)

Crystal chandeliers, charming location and 50 wine producers from Italy with their best wines: how to resist? Slow Wine Tour 2016 was in L.A. this week, at Taglyan Complex in Hollywood and I got the chance to taste outstanding wines. Here my “playlist” of favourites: 1. Cantina della Volta – Lambrusco Rose’ Brut (metodo classico), made … More Slow Wine Tour 2016 – Los Angeles (my playlist)