Essential Winemakers of Italy
The Wines… Underneath the surface of this Chianti Classico estate is a progressive winery on a mission...
The Mystique of Sciaranuova
400 Words (Or So) On the Old Vines of Passopisciaro's "Contrada S"
The Wines… What could be more Italian than doing one thing supremely well? In the case of...
Abbazia di Novacella: Legend of the Alps
Italy's Second Oldest Winery is Far From a Stodgy Place
Abbazia di Novacella
The Wines… Italy’s second oldest and northernmost winery is perhaps the least Italian of them all. Look...
Badia a Coltibuono
The Wines… Badia a Coltibuono has long been a leader in organic viticulture, beginning their conversion in...
The Wines… In parts of northern Italy, the cultural influences of ancient empires still linger in unexpected...
The Wines… Don’t be fooled by the sheer volume of wine produced by Alois Lageder. Yes, there...
Three Wines from Alois Lageder
Battling Climate Change with a Bag of Tricks
The Wines… Cardedu may be one of the most peculiar entries on my Essential Winemakers list. The...
Poderi Sanguineto I e II
The Wines… The southern Tuscan town of Montepulciano ought to be among Italy’s best wine destinations. Montalcino...
The Wines … Traditionally made Nebbiolo wines from one of Italy’s most fascinating and challenging appellations: Valtellina....