Monica Larner
Thoughts On Covering the Wines of Italy

Monica Larner has some things to say as she approaches her five year anniversary.

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Updates from Montalcino’s Tenuta Biondi Santi

Today, Tenuta Biondi Santi is part of an important trend that is changing the landscape of this popular and profitable wine appellation.

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Remembering Bruno Giacosa

The legendary winemaker of Italy's Piedmont passed away at the age of 88.

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5 New Year’s Resolutions from an Italian Wine Lover

Wine Advocate's Italian wine reviewer shares what she would like to accomplish in 2018.

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Best of 2017: Monica Larner

Our Italian reviewer gives her top picks of the year.

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Flying Pigs and Prosecco Teeth

Don't let recent press fool you—teeth decay isn't, in fact, caused by Prosecco.

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Italian Wine in 2016: A Year in Review

It was the hottest day of the year. The air was heavy and humid. The incessant singing of cicadas grew to a dizzying pitch. On July 12, 2016 I was visiting vineyards with a producer near Andria in Puglia when news broke that two commuter trains had collided head-on at high speed on a single track just a few kilometers from where I stood. The result of a signaling error, the Andria-Corato train crash would leave 23 dead and 54 injured. It sparked national outcry on train safety in Italy.

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Best of 2016: Monica Larner

The past 12 months have offered exceptional tasting surprises in Italian wine. The international marketplace has been replenished with beautiful new releases and impressive vintages representing the best of Italy, from the tip to the toe.

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Una Vita diVino: The Butcher from Panzano

If I were to make a list of Italy’s top ten culinary personalities, Dario Cecchini of the Antica Macelleria Cecchini (www.dariocecchini.com) would be included.

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Una Vita diVino: Le Maschere di Tricarico

The mother of Italian folk festivals is the Raduno delle Maschere Antropologiche held once a year in the southern Italian region of Basilicata.

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