Nizza, Barbera d’Asti evolved

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…

Corvina – L’anima della Valpolicella

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

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…

Scoring wines at Vinitaly 5 Star Wine

Scoring wines at Vinitaly 5 Star Wine

After hearing that I will debut as a junior judge in Vinitaly 5 Star Wine, my good friend Morgun quickly asked that I must have this…

Italian white wines for Singapore

Italian white wines for Singapore

“Italians don’t make interesting white wines”, a casual remark I heard after few pints of beer. If the probable beer-triggered gout didn’t kill me that…

The De Marchi returns to Lessona

The De Marchi returns to Lessona

Given an opportunity, would you move back to where your ancestors’ came from? Unlikely for me. But now and then, there are some people who are…