Climate Change & Sustainable Wineries – Cerulli Spinozzi

Climate change is in the news this week because of the meetings in Paris. It has been on the minds of vintners throughout the wine world for a long time as well. This week I have decided to write about some wineries that I know well that are serious about sustainable viticulture and vinification. I... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Grapes: Pecorino from Le Marche, Abruzzo

This week's indigenous variety is called Pecorino. It hails mainly from Le Marche and from Abruzzo but there are also plantings in Liguria, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. An early ripening grape, it is not susceptible to downy or powdery mildew. The grape has nothing to do with the cheese of the same name, Pecorino, other... Continue Reading →

Happy Mother’s Day Maman

Ah Mother's day. Yes, a hallmark holiday I know but for me, any holiday at all is a cause for celebration. With my mother, we always agree on what to drink...something, almost anything. She likes mostly white wines, including Prosecco, Franciacorta (Berlucchi) and  Ferrari (Trento Doc), and of course, Champagne. She's  taken a liking to... Continue Reading →

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