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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Italy, Chianti Classico: Discoveries from San Casciano in Val di Pesa

San Casciano in Val di Pesa is a world apart next to the other six comuni highlighted in this series of articles from Chianti Classico....

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Italy, Sicily: A Spotlight on Planeta’s Didacus

With this article I’d like to honor the memory of Diego Planeta, a man who loomed large in Sicilian wine and was one of the most respected protagonists of vino...

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Italy, Chianti Classico: Discoveries From Radda In Chianti

This report focuses on Radda in Chianti and is part of a larger seven-piece series on the wines of Tuscany’s Chianti Classico wine region....

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Italy, Chianti Classico: Discoveries from Castellina in Chianti

This is the first article in a seven-part series that will focus on seven villages of Tuscany’s Chianti Classico, Italy’s premier wine region....

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Italy, Valle d’Aosta: Grapes A-Go-Go

Valle d’Aosta, a semi-autonomous Italian mountain region, is packed with numerous grape varieties that landed there from mysterious origins....

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Italy, Valtellina: Nebbiolo Pheromones

Located in the Italian region of Lombardy, the mountainous area of Valtellina is known for skiing, air-dried bresaola and delicate Nebbiolo-based wines....

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Italy, Tuscany: Brunello di Montalcino – A Spotlight on Biondi-Santi

This spotlight focuses on two new releases from Biondi-Santi: the 2017 Rosso di Montalcino and the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino....

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