The Surprising Journey from Italian Winemaker to your Wine Glass


This is the first of my 3-part series on the remarkable journey that Italian wines make from the winemaker’s cantina all the way to your wineglass. Be sure to sign-up here a READ MORE

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Nailed it: How Your Preferences Reveal Your Favorite Wine


This might surprise you. By answering just a few questions about foods you like, how you take your coffee, and whether you like opera, it's possible to predict which Ita READ MORE

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5 New Year's Resolutions for Drinking Better in 2017


I know what you’re thinking. “Aren’t New Years resolutions about making more healthy choices?” Well, yes, they are.  So here are 5 New Year&rsqu READ MORE

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Ordering wine from Italian vineyard

In Forum "Getting your Wine Home from Italy" (2 replies)
By Sun13, Posted about 5 months ago

Hi Michael, Just found your site and have really enjoyed reading it. I'm interested in finding out if the LEO – parzialmente Azienda Wine from the Azienda Agraria Guerrieri vineyard in S… READ MORE


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Official Maps of Barolo, Barbaresco, Diano d’Alba regions

In Forum "Wine Resources" (8 replies)
By Michael Horne, Posted about 7 months ago

The Italian consortium responsible for managing the many DOC and DOCG zones in Piemonte have been painstakingly defining and creating official topographical maps of the Barolo, Barbaresco and Dia… READ MORE


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Chianti winery tour suggestions if staying overnight in Chianti

In Forum "Itineraries for Wine Lovers" (new topic)
By Pastalover, Posted about 8 months ago

This September, my husband and I will be staying at the Hotel Palazzo Squarcialupi, located in Castellina, Chianti. We will have a car. Most of the winery tours leave from Florence or Siena. Is it… READ MORE