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Young Winemaker’s Answer To Burgundy in Trentino, Italy

Just east of the town of Trento, Italy, lays the small village of Civezzano. Within this small valley between high mountains is Federico Simoni’s Pinot Nero and Sauvignon Blanc vineyard, Maso Cantanghel. The small 2 ha Clos (a vineyard contained within a wall) is Federico’s answer to Burgundy. [...]

May 24th, 2016|Categories: Producer Profile, Travel Report, Wine Stories|Tags: , |0 Comments

Tzuba Estate Winery, History That Dates To Biblical Times

Positioned high atop the Judean Hills in Israel lies the vineyards and winery of Tzuba. The city of Tzuba dates back to biblical times, and most recently reclaimed after the Holocaust in the form of a kibbutz. The first kibbutz was founded in 1909 but the idea of kibbutzim exploded [...]

January 3rd, 2016|Categories: Producer Profile, Travel Report, Wine Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

Thierry Brouin & Clos des Lambrays

There was a gentle sigh of relief on July 22nd, 2015, in the village of Morey-St-Denis in Burgundy, France, where they finally received some rain. So far the 2015 vintage in Burgundy has been difficult. Vines struggled to gain carbohydrate reserves during the dormancy of the winter as there was almost [...]

November 27th, 2015|Categories: Producer Profile, Travel Report, Wine Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

Portfolio: Paris, France #prayforparis

In light of the tragic attacks in Paris this past weekend, these pictures remind us why Paris is the greatest and most beautiful city in the world.

November 15th, 2015|Categories: Travel Report|Tags: , |0 Comments

Harvest House: Finger Lakes

Each year the New York Wine & Grape Foundation sends a few lucky campers to work harvest in the wine regions of New York: Long Island, Hudson Valley, and in my case, the Finger Lakes. This wasn't my first time visiting the region, and for two years in a row I [...]

November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Producer Profile, Travel Report, Wine Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

Third Generation Marco Mantengoli Continues Tradition at La Rasina, Brunello di Montalcino, Italy

Standing in the vineyards of current owner, and third generation, Marco Mantengoli, I could feel the polarizing weather of the morning-side exposure in south-east Montalcino. When the heavy cold wind would stop for a moment, the intense sun would burn your skin. While the vines haven't even begun to flower, I could [...]

Portfolio: San Gimignano, Italy

July 15th, 2015|Categories: Portfolio|Tags: , |0 Comments

Marco Parusso Talks Vitality, Role of Oxygen, Autolysing, and New Barrels Don’t Impart Oak Flavors

Marco Parusso never sets still, he is in constant motion just like his wines. As Parusso gains age, these days motion is more with his head, less with his feet, the effects of a failing back. He imagines different ways to vinify the noble nebbiolo grape. For example, in [...]

June 1st, 2015|Categories: Producer Profile, Travel Report, Wine Stories|Tags: , |0 Comments

Portfolio: Montalcino, Italy

April 22nd, 2015|Categories: Portfolio, Travel Report|Tags: |0 Comments

Cesani Winery – San Gimignano, Italy

65 years ago, in 1950, Vincenzo Cesani founded his eponymous winery in the upper Pancole sub-district of the historic San Gimignano appellation after migrating from his native Marche. Genuinely a true family run estate, Vincenzo has stepped aside to allow his two daughters, Letizia and Maria Luisa, to reign. [...]

April 15th, 2015|Categories: Producer Profile, Travel Report, Wine Stories|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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