Italy, Tuscany: Icons

In this collection of 90 wines from across Tuscany, I focus on the benchmark bottles that have brought vino italiano to the world stage....

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Italy, Umbria: Recent Releases from Montefalco

Umbria’s little town of Montefalco lends its name to the region’s most important red wine appellation. Here, the main grape is Sagrantino....

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Italy, Sicily, Etna: Introducing Idda, a New Project by Gaja and Graci

Two of Italian wine’s most important families, the Gaja clan of Barbaresco and the Graci family of Catania, joined forces to create this new wine company....

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Italy, Lazio: A Few New Releases

This is a small group of wines representing three producers from Lazio, the Italian region that proudly accommodates the glorious Eternal City, Rome....

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Italy, Tuscany: The Tuscan Twenty – A Spotlight on Masseto & Ornellaia

The 2018 vintage offers a unique perspective on the wines of Bolgheri, particularly at the property that houses these two powerhouse brands....

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Italy, Tuscany: The Tuscan Twenty – A Spotlight on Marchesi Antinori & Guado al Tasso

This is the first article in my “Tuscan Twenty” series that focuses on icon wines of Tuscany, which includes those of Marchesi Antinori and Guado al Tasso....

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Italy, Chianti Classico: Discoveries from Greve in Chianti

This is the final chapter in my comune discovery series, and it represents the most wines tasted and the largest geographic area to define....

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Italy, Chianti Classico: Discoveries from Gaiole in Chianti

Gaiole in Chianti is perhaps the most interesting and least understood area in the greater Chianti Classico appellation....

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Italy, Chianti Classico: Discoveries from Castelnuovo Berardenga

Known as the butterfly-shaped subregion of Chianti Classico, I find the wines of Castelnuovo Berardenga to be happily consistent and generous as a group....

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Italy, Marche: A Spotlight on Umani Ronchi

Umani Ronchi is one of the leading wineries in Le Marche. It cultivates 210 hectares of vines across two regions, Le Marche and Abruzzo....

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