421 wines to try in 2016. Better get started.

421 Reasons to Drink Italian Wine in 2016

3 Glasses? Yes, please.Parker has points. Gambero Rosso has glasses.3 Glasses, to be exact. That’s the top distinction awarded to some of Italy’s best wines by Gambero Rosso, a rather famous Italian journal that celebrates the hedonistic pursuit of food, wine & culture.Every year in the Fall, Gambero Rosso announces their short-list of Tre Bicchieri […]


Tonight’s Vino: Savignola Paolina Chianti Classico Riserva 2005

Here’s a quick review of a Chianti Classico worthy of your dinner table.  I’ll post these short tasting notes as I run across interesting wines from time to time.  Be sure to subscribe for the latest updates.  — Michael Savignola Paolina Chianti Classico Riserva 2005 | $20 It was serendipity when I ran across this […]

Green wine? Not exactly what we meant...

What Are GREEN Wines? Infographic

Whatever you call them — biodynamic wines, natural wines, extreme wines – they’re being produced in growing numbers by progressive wine producers everywhere. Vino biodinamico and vino naturale is booming in Italy, and for good reason:  Wine drinkers are increasingly interested in producers that use green methods of production.  Don’t confuse today’s green wines with […]


VdT, IGT, DOC, DOCG… What the Heck? Italian Wine Classifications Demystified

Welcome to our first episode of the Dall’Uva “Tasting Notes” Podcast!  Michael kicks it off by demystifying Italian wine classifications, helping you understand where your wine budget is best spent when you’re shopping for your next bottle of Italy’s finest wines Pour yourself a glass of Vino Italiano, pull up an easy chair, and join […]


3 Italian Wines Perfect for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and many of you have been asking for wine recommendations for this glorious, all-American feast.  I tend to lean toward Italian wine selections for Thanksgiving, as they can be the perfect companion for a long evening of classic autumn food fare. With most Thanksgiving meals being a kaleidoscope of […]