Monica Larner

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...

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News & Views
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,...

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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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Travel
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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Travel
An Open Letter to Giacomo Tachis

Monica Larner writes an open letter to the late "founding father of Italian wine."...

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