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Wine Review: 2013 Planeta – La Segreta Bianco – Sicilia IGT 3

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 […]

2013 Planeta - La Segreta Bianco - Sicilia IGT

Toscane by Magali M . License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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 […]


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 […]

Madeira Wine Festival by Porto Bay Events. License: CC BY 2.0

Marche I

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 […]


Wine Review: 2011 PS Winery – Merlot – Marche IGT 19

PS Winery PS Winery was founded in 2008 by Dwight Stanford, American and former surgeon and Raffaele Paoloni, Italian and ex-journalist. The two met at the University of Bra (sometimes referred to as the Slow Food University) in Piedmont where they both found out that they shared a common dream: Making “the best wines possible using […]

2011 PS Winery - Merlot - Marche IGT

Boca & Ghemme

Wine Review: Boca vs. Ghemme 19

Last week I was invited to a Piedmontese wine tasting where we tried two wines that are produced near the town of Novara. The wines were: 2000 Castello Conti Boca DOC and 1999 Azienda Agricola Bianchi Ghemme DOCG. Piedmontese wines are usually not the type of wine I prefer but this tasting was quite an […]


Winemaking in Molise: 2006 Borgo Di Colloredo – Gironia Rosso Riserva – Biferno DOC 25

Winemaking in Molise Molise is a region of Southern Italy bordering Abruzzo, Puglia, Lazio and Campania. It is the second smallest region of Italy (Aosta Valley is the smallest). Agriculture, especially wine and olive oil, plays a major role in the economy of Molise. The region is very hilly and the climate varies from continental […]

2006 Borgo di Colloredo - Giornia Rosso Riserva - Biferno DOC