Growing Grapes on Linosa – A Project by the Istituto Regionale Vini e Oli

I'm lucky enough to attend various seminars throughout the year, some on a specific appellation or grape variety or a particular wine region, others on topics more about some aspect of the wine trade. Still others on experimentation. Last year at VinoVip Cortina I was able to participate in one on a host of interesting... Continue Reading →

Wine Travel – Miramonti Hotel In Cortina With Masottina Wines

I’m on a wine trip flying to Portugal and the Tejo region thanks to the Dunn Robbins Group but I’m thinking of another recent trip to pass the time before we delve into the wonderful wines of the Tejo which I tasted a bit earlier in the month at a seminar and round-table discussion at... Continue Reading →

VinoVip 2013 – Cortina

I arrived in Cortina last night for the 9th edition of, an Italian wine event that takes place every two years in this gorgeous location in the Dolomites. The event is a three day extravagance with wine tastings at mountain "rifugi" at 2500 meters above sea level with Jancis Robinson, MW as keynote speaker.... Continue Reading →

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