Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico: A Video Spotlight on Mazzei

This report features one of Tuscany’s leading noble families, the Marchesi Mazzei, as well as a retrospective of their Siepi wine, all 26 vintages....

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Italy, Tuscany, Valdarno di Sopra: Five Questions for Petrolo

This small report features new releases from Petrolo and my conversation with Luc Sanjust, the charming and visionary owner of this organic Tuscan estate....

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Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino: A Video Spotlight on Argiano

Tuscany is the beautiful home to some of Italy’s grandest wine estates, including the striking Argiano palace in the Brunello di Montalcino appellation....

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Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino: Five Questions for Soldera Case Basse

One of Italy’s most talented winemakers, Gianfranco Soldera’s best vintages represent a pinnacle of achievement for Sangiovese and the territory of Montalcino....

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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, 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, 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, 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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