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The Wine Doors of Florence


I had the good fortune of meeting Robbin Gheesling on Twitter last year while searching for fellow enthusiasts of Italian wines. Robbin, it turns out, is much more than just an enthusiast – she i... READ MORE


Tasting Ancestral Bubbles


Gianluca Telloli is a wine maker with a passion for apples. Gianluca was on a scouting trip one bright, crisp fall day in 2011, high in the Valle d’Aosta mountains along the northwest Italian bor... READ MORE


Parla Vino? How to Pronounce Italian Wine Names


How do you pronounce Prosecco Valdobbiadene? How about Amarone della Valpolicella? Italian wine names can sometimes befuddle wine lovers. Even I have to slow-down-and-sound-it-out when I come across ... READ MORE

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Resources: Where to get Certified

In Forum "Sommelier Chat" (4 replies)
By Michael Horne, Posted about 2 weeks, 5 days ago

Where you study for your Sommelier Certification matters. You have many options, but a few Sommelier organizations tend to have more respected credentials than others. Schools that attract top Master… READ MORE


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Hiking in Rome: 6 Miles in the Centro Storico

In Forum "Hiking in Italy" (new topic)
By Michael Horne, Posted about 3 weeks, 1 day ago

Rome is the perfect city for extended hikes with plenty of grand sites to visit along the way. I hiked this 6.3 mile trip today, and you can too – it’s easier than it might sound. Check out the s… READ MORE


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Piemonte wine tasting tour

In Forum "Itineraries for Wine Lovers" (12 replies)
By johnlord19, Posted about 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Michael Your excellent answer to the Chianti wine tour query last September begs me to seek like advice from you or your site members.  I am spending 2 weeks in Italy focussing on wine tasting in ju… READ MORE

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