Truffle Hunt? Leave the Pig, Grab the Dog

“Have you ever tried holding back a 300 pound pig from eating a 500 Euro truffle when he’s hungry?  Good luck with that.” Gianni Vaira, a master Alba truffle hunter, is enlig... READ MORE

Falling for Chianti

The mornings are crisp. Daylight bestows a warm glow on everything, and shadows now have soft edges. We’re past the point of equal day and night, and the evening sunset seems to come all too soon.Th... READ MORE

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

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Escape from Malpensa: Getting your wine home when departing from Milan

In Forum "Getting your Wine Home from Italy" (new topic)
By Michael Horne, Posted about 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Milan’s Malpensa airport is a popular in-and-out flight hub for Americans visiting Piedmont, Verona and Venice. It’s also a fabulous starting point for a tour of some of Italy’s … READ MORE

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Rodello and Sinio in Piemonte

In Forum "Italian Wine Reviews" (new topic)
By Sebastian Sassi, Posted about 3 weeks, 3 days ago

 What a visit we just had to the Sinio and Rodello hamlets in the Cuneo district.   We stayed in Rodello and enjoyed fantastic food at Ristorante il Faro and Ca’ del Lupo in Montelupo Albese.… READ MORE

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Tuscany Wine Tasting Itinerary

In Forum "Itineraries for Wine Lovers" (2 replies)
By Jade Miller, Posted about 2 months, 1 week ago

Hi Michael: I was looking at your website and saw you have offered to help book some visits at wineries. We are a group of 2 adult couples who are staying in Florence September 5-7&nb… READ MORE

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