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Wine Review: 2012 Planeta – Chardonnay – Sicilia DOC 8

Last week I spent some days at the beautiful Lago di Como (Lake Como) on the Italian-Swiss border where I tried some fantastic wines. There is no wine making tradition at Lake Como so most wines were from different regions of Italy. One of the whites that convinced me most was the new 2012 Chardonnay from the Sicilian winery Planeta. Planeta […]

2012 Planeta - Chardonnay - Sicilia DOC

Greeen, Yellow and Red

An Austrian Classic: 2013 Schlosskellerei Gobelsburg – Lössterrassen Grüner Veltliner 8

Kamptal The Kamptal is one of Austria’s most successful white wine regions and centered around Langenlois, the largest Austrian wine-growing municipality. Named after the river Kamp, a left tributary of the Danube, the Kamptal has earned itself an international reputation for outstanding Riesling and Grüner Veltliner. The Kamptal has a vineyard area of more than 3.800 hectares with a terroir […]


Wine Review: 2001 Beringer – Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa Valley 16

Frequent readers of Vino in Love know that most of the time I review and write about Italian wine but today I make an exception. A few days ago, I visited my family and one evening my father suggested that I should pick a bottle of wine from his cellar for our dinner. His cellar is very […]

2001 Beringer - Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley

2013 Planeta - La Segreta Bianco - Sicilia IGT

Wine Review: 2013 Planeta – La Segreta Bianco – Sicilia IGT 10

Finally we have passed the cold months and weather-wise spring has officially arrived. The temperatures are rising and the sun sets late this also means: It’s white wine season! And what’s better than a light, fruity white wine during these warm evenings? Planeta Founded only in 1995, Planeta quickly became one of Sicily’s most well-known wineries. They […]


Chianti Revisited – 2010 Ricasoli – Brolio – Chianti Classico 15

Frequent readers might remember that last November  I wrote a post about one of Tuscany’s most famous wine: Chianti Classico.  The wine reviewed was the 2010 Monteraponi – Chianti Classico DOCG. Today I will take you back to the heart of Tuscany where we’ll take a closer look at another Chianti Classico from one of the oldest wineries […]

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Guest Post: Madeira Wine 11

Vintage Love The body, the legs, the breathing time, the fruitiness — there are so many ways to judge a glass of wine that many sophisticated palettes are easily offended by a ‘lesser’ wine. One example of a vintage scorned is world-famous Madeira wine which has endured years of sniffing noses being turned up at its humble […]


Visiting Le Marche – Part I 22

I spent the last week in Offida, Italy where I was inivited to attend Piceno Open, a wine tasting for selected wine writers, importers and wine bloggers. The event was organized by Vinea Marche, a cooperative with over 850 members in the Ascoli Piceno region. The tight program of Piceno Open consisted of three blind […]

Marche I