I have been away from my blog for almost two whole weeks. In the meantime, I have traveled far and wide in the United States with much to tell and write about. Lucky for me I seem to move from one Vinitaly to the next. I know I am still stuck on Vinitaly Day 2 on this blog but the Vinitaly US Tour has taken precedence in the last month and I’m really excited for the Chicago and New York legs of the tour. Friends Tom Hyland and Charlie Aurturaola are leading seminars in Chicago and New York, respectively as is Ian Wolff of La Cucina Italiana. We’re going to have some great panels on brand building in NY and restaurant trends in both Chicago and NY. I’m really looking forward to visiting Chicago again for Monday’s event. What a great city with such a hot wine scene. Always much to learn from peers and new and old friends. If you aren’t yet signed up, please check out the information on Vinitalytour.com. If you are at the event, please come and say hello to me. I’ll be the woman in violet.
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I have to tread a fine line as I work as a blogger, a journalist but also as a publicist and when writing about wines, I need to declare that some are my clients. So, here’s the skinny: I just did a whirlwind week in the United States with 11 producers from Morellino di Scansano. A lot of other people have written about Morellino this week, including Tom Hyland, the Chicago seminar leader and I hope many more will continue to do so. Robin Kelley O’Connor of Christie’s was gracious enough to host the seminar in New York as part of the Vinitaly in New York Tour on October 19th.
I had a great time discovering new producers of this friendly, versatile and fruity Sangiovese-based wine (at least 85%) with friends and colleagues, among them, my Miami guru… Charlie Arturaola, truly a wine luminary.
My high school boyfriend went to school in Florida and my nice Jewish grandmother lived there for 25 years but Florida has never really been on my radar as a place to live. I must say it does have much to recommend it. I might need to rethink a number of things.
As readers of my blog know, I am very focused on women in wine in general and Italian women in wine in particular. I’m not the only one who writes about this subject. Check out this blog post from Tom Hyland. Nice article Tom.
It’s Thursday and I said I would be writing about indigenous varieties on Thursday but sometimes work and life take over and I can’t get to blog. So, looking around the web or closer to some of the well known Italian wine bloggers out there, I thought I would also give a shout out to Jeremy Parzen at Dobianchi who is doing a great project on indigenous Italian varieties, another theme that I am particularly fond of on my own blog. I actually just saw that he wrote about one of my favorite women, Laura Brunelli. I’ll leave you to read his thoughts on the wines. I will write about my latest Laura experience this weekend.
Way to go boys…we’ve got a lot of ground to cover.