Monica Larner

Reviewers' Favorites 2021: Monica Larner

In the spirit of Italian wine discoveries, it is my pleasure to present five of my favorite bottles tasted this year. These are not necessarily my highest-scoring choices, but they...

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Discover Chianti Classico

This seven-part series seeks to paint a detailed portrait of Tuscany’s Chianti Classico, a dynamic wine appellation that deserves our attention....

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My 2020 Wine Discoveries: Monica Larner – Italy, a Land of Discovery

No matter how well I think I know my adopted home, Italy always serves up a generous portion of discoveries. This year’s list includes 12 wines from Italy....

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Our New Phylloxera: Finding a Silver Lining for Wine During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Not since the 19th century has wine faced such profound and far-reaching challenges. So much about the COVID-19 pandemic feels like a repeat of phylloxera....

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The Decameron: 100 Wines for Quarantine

As Giovanni Boccaccio teaches us in The Decameron, storytelling with a glass of wine, or two, will help us pass the time during this terrible crisis of COVID-2019…...

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In Memoriam: Gianfranco Soldera

The stubborn genius of Brunello dies at 82....

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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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