May 1: International Worker’s Day. Celebrating Hard-Working Italian Women in Wine

It finally feels like spring today or even almost summer, a far cry from the recent weather we've been having on the East Coast. It certainly is good weather for May Day, also known as International Worker's Day. We don't celebrate it in the United States but in many parts, it is a national holiday,... Continue Reading →

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Women In Wine: Susanna Crociani From Crociani Winery in Montepulciano

I wrote this post about Susanna many years ago. I am reposting it because it was just her birthday this week and because I just visited her on my recent trip to the Anteprime Toscane which I will be writing about starting next week. We've been friends now for a long time and I have... Continue Reading →

Vino Santo for Christmas

When writing about wines for Christmas, people tend to think of sparklers and then of heavy reds. In general, I find little writing about sweet wines, a category I love. For Christmas, this year as always, the end of the meal will bring a touch of Vin Santo from my friend, Susanna Crociani, I'm a... 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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