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
Overwhelming, chaotic, loud, intense. Vinitaly is people, meetings, connections, diversions, parties, happy hours, dinners, everything but wines. It’s like a tsunami that hits you on the very first day so that you don’t know where exactly you will end up on day 4. Order doesn’t belong here. This is not Prowein, the German wine fair: … More Vinitaly: all about people, forget about wines!
Its history, debated to this day, can only be traced via oral tradition; there are no documentary evidence about this variety. Somebody believes Ruche’ was brought to Piedmont by French nobles from Burgundy (and actually Piedmont was part of France for a long time), but the most widely spread theory is that Ruche’ would have … More Ruche’, the best kept secret of Piedmont
Luca Abbruzzino is among the most promising young talent of Italy, according to 2016 Espresso restaurant guide, his and his father Antonio cuisine was worthy a Michelin star in 2014. They own a family restaurant in Catanzaro, Calabria and they just opened a new one in Milan, Lombardy. The New York Times listed Calabria and … More Italian haute cuisine trip to San Diego: Michelin star Abbruzzino at Civico 1845
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
We couldn’t remain indifferent in front of the big earthquake that tonight destroyed Amatrice and some others central Italy villages. Our people needs our support now. My brother in law, the famous climber Simone Moro, and my husband Marcello Moro have a charity foundation here in U.S., VERTICAL FOUNDATION. We raised money for Nepal earthquake, … More Help Italy to be beautiful again! Money raising for Italian earthquake victims
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!