Sciaccarellu from Corsica: Sempre Contentu from Domaine Giacometti

I have been studying for my French Wine Scholar certificate this fall and we just went over Corsican wines. I have had a few wines from Corsica through the years but never this one by Domaine Giacometti which I had last night at Intersect by Lexus. Made with Sciaccarello, the grapes were hand harvested and... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Varities: Mammolo Nero from Tuscany

This week's variety hails from Tuscany and is called Mammolo. It tends to be mostly found in the province of Siena, Lucca and Grosseto. When I think of Mammolo, I think of Susanna Crociani, a producer and friend from Montepulciano. She always reminds people that Mammolo is also the name of one of the Seven... Continue Reading →

Wine of the Week: Rosso di Montepulciano

My wine of the week is Rosso di Montepulciano. This denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) wine has been woefully underrated in my view with very few people even aware of the location of Montepulciano, often forgotten or seen as a poor relative of Montalcino or worse, thought to be in Abruzzo and made from the... Continue Reading →

Italian Wine Masters Tomorrow In NYC

Tomorrow is the Italian Wine Masters event featuring the Consorzi of Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Prosecco. I'm looking forward to the event. I will be helping to pour wines for my dear friend, Susanna Crociani or Crociani Wines. Susanna is a dear friend and I am a big fan... Continue Reading →

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