Bianco di Pitigliano for Passover

I discovered the wines from Pitigliano in the Maremma in the early 1990s when I was lucky enough to visit the town during a weekend trip. I was on the trail of the Etruscans, an ancient people that populated these towns a few thousand years earlier. My Mom studied the Etruscans in graduate school when... Continue Reading →

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Monday Musings: Europeans Drink Way Less Than We Do

I just got home from a trip to Italy with my son. While I wasn't visiting vineyards, I was checking out the location wine scene. I was in Milan where I used to live for 10 years -  a city I am very attached to and where I feel completely at home. I stayed and... Continue Reading →

Wine Wednesday: Lis Neris Turns 140!

This is an old photo of Alvaro and his daughter Federica from Lis Neris at Vinitaly in 2008. I met Alvaro in 2007 and consider him a friend. His winery is celebrating their 140th year, 1879-2019. I got to spend some time speaking with Alvaro this week at the various Slow Wine events where I was working for... Continue Reading →

Anteprime Toscane 2019: Maremma DOC

The first day of the Anteprime Toscane is one of my favorites.  We have the opportunity to try wines from many different areas in Tuscany, including Maremma DOC. This designation was assigned in September 2011. There has been a Maremma IGT since 1995. The Consorzio that monitors the area is called the Consorzio di Tutela Vini... Continue Reading →

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