Seafood wine pairing ideas: think beyond Pinot Grigio!

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!

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

My top ten revelation wines of 2017 winter’s California wine shows (Gambero, Slow Wine and Suckling)

Winter is gone and with it the main Italian wines tour visiting California this year: Slow Wine, Tre Bicchieri Gambero Rosso and James Suckling’s Great Italian Wines. I visited the 3 of them (I know, it’s a though job, but somebody has to do it) to meet with friends producers and to look for the … More My top ten revelation wines of 2017 winter’s California wine shows (Gambero, Slow Wine and Suckling)

Ribona and Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, Marche hidden gems

If you read my blog you know I like to tell you about less known Italian grapes and wines…I won’t disappoint you with this new post! During my last visit to Italy I traveled through the central regions: Tuscany, Umbria and Marche. In the latter I got in touch with two hidden gems, Ribona (known … More Ribona and Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, Marche hidden gems

Francesco Illy, from the espresso coffee to the Bonsai Brunello di Montalcino. Story of a “fool” who was right.

When I read about the story of Francesco Illy I couldn’t resist: I said to myself, I need to meet this man, I need to look the foolish sparkle in his eyes! So I drove among the beautiful hills of Tuscany, though the Chianti region, to the small village of Montalcino, 5000 residents, home of … More Francesco Illy, from the espresso coffee to the Bonsai Brunello di Montalcino. Story of a “fool” who was right.

Vignaioli del Trentino: a seal of quality and respect for the land

If you have ever been in Trentino, you can easily picture in your mind what I am about to describe, if not, close your eyes and try to imagine: beautiful Dolomites mountains, sweet and green rolling hills sprinkled of cows, small rivers, apple trees, little villages with the church towers shaped like pencils, wood farms … More Vignaioli del Trentino: a seal of quality and respect for the land