This wine is a combination of ancient land and modern technology. It’s from the more upscale line of wines called...
Cantina Tollo's Andrea Di Fabio knows how to instantly bring his new organic line into my good graces. "It is really important to us," he says, "that you don't have to spend too much money to drink quality wine." I'm sold! But let's dig a little deeper. Tollo is a
It is a Saturday evening in late summer in Montepulciano, the Tuscan hill town that is the namesake of Vino Nobile, which, alongside Chianti and Brunello, makes up the holy trinity of Tuscan Sangiovese wines. I arrived here yesterday with a couple of other American food and wine writers. Along
Here’s a good reason to use that decanter you’ve been meaning to try. From the bottle, at first pour, this wine had aromas containing hints of mint, sweet tomato and spice. It felt bigger on the palate, and the sweet fruit opened up a little, alongside a touch of cedar. Cedary tannin was more
"These are my girls," smiles Susanna, stroking the belly of one of them with great kindness and affection. “She” replies with a quick, happy gurgle. Susanna Crociani. Photo: Max Cocchetti Susanna's Girls live all together, in a not-very-large room; on tiptoe, a feeble beam of light slips inside, careful not to
I had entertained the idea of starting a home vineyard on a family property within eyesight of downtown for several years. I had hesitated because I was not certain which cultivars would do well at the site. Two years ago,-read more-
A blend of 50% Montepulciano, 25% Aglianico and 25% Sangiovese, the first two from Suisun Valley. Mikael Wargin fermented the three varieties as separate lots using different yeast strains. He then blended and aged them a total of 8 months-read more-