Do we need Donne del Vino?
World of Wine

Do we need Donne del Vino?

Donne del Vino, or Women of Wine, is an Italian nationwide association that networks and provides professional resources for women working in the wine industry….

Nizza, Barbera d’Asti evolved
World of Wine

Nizza, Barbera d’Asti evolved

The name sounds like Pizza, but Nizza is more than that. For two years since the appellation of Nizza DOCG (Denomination of Controlled Origin with…

Sena 2014 and the ageing 2004
Drank That!

Sena 2014 and the ageing 2004

Clearly, time stopped in its bottle until the enclosure was finally twisted and removed. The vibrant ruby body flowed with ease with a hue decorated with…

Corvina – L’anima della Valpolicella
World of Wine

Corvina – L’anima della Valpolicella

Last month, Cellarmaster Wines engaged me to present the wines of Gerardo Cesari at a Gusto Italiano dinner. It was a sold-out dinner with a…

The Montalcino experience
Been There!

The Montalcino experience

What does Montalcino mean to you? Is it a name synonymous with wines from Sangiovese, or the greatest wine region in the entire Italy? Perhaps something…

Serving water and wine, how to draw a line?
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Serving water and wine, how to draw a line?

Will you pay for a glass of tap water? If there is no beverage that interests me, I am happy to pay a reasonable price…