Happy New Year!

With wine tasting season here and harvest underway around the world, there is so much to write about. First though, it is time to take stock, look at the year gone by and note with pleasure all that has taken place in the past year. I am not a religious person but I do like... Continue Reading →

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Women In Wine: Elisabetta Fagiuoli from Montenidoli

Thinking about Tuscany during harvest and I thought I would repost this blog about an amazing woman from Tuscany.

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Elisabetta Fagiuoli from the winery Montenidoli is what Italians call “una forza della natura (a force of nature).” She is a strong, vibrant and amazing woman who I got to see at both Slow Wine and Tre Bicchieri in February. The Vernaccia di San Gimingnano that they make and that is in the photo above is delicious, vibrant and nervy filled with minerality, a note of sapidity and of course, a bitter almond finish characteristic of the variety. This wine spends time on its lees and those aromas and flavors are evident in the glass. Montenidoli however is more than a winery but also a foundation and a place of respite. The foundation, named after Elisabetta’s late partner Sergio, the Patriach as he was known, is dedicated to helping others. According to the website, they offer the following,”We want to host, free of charge, elderly people in need of rest…

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Monday Musings: Labor Day & Grape Harvest

Today is Labor day. According to Wikipedia, "Labor Day honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country." I got a survey in the mail today asking me if I am celebrating the holiday working to organize labor, spending time with friends... Continue Reading →

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