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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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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