Chianti Classico is not just a DOCG zone, it’s a collection of crus centered around Tuscan towns like Radda, Castellina, Gaiole, Greve, Panzano, and Castelnuovo Berardenga. Some of the finest Chianti Classico and a personal favorite of mine is made just outside of Radda by vino purist Roberto Bianchi and wife Lis at their Val […]
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. The vendemmia (grape harvest) has finished for most wineries, and the grape juice is busy transforming itself into youthful […]
Ciao from bustling London! I’m smack dab in the middle of my busy Fall travel season, in-transit and taking a break to write to you about changes I’m making to my Wine Journal updates. These are good changes. I think you’ll like them. Please read on. Passion with a purpose. This last July while tooling […]
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 […]
Here’s the go-to list of the best Italian wines for under $20, all winners of the prestigious Gambero Rosso 2012 Vini d’Italia 3 Bicchieri award.
UPDATED: Read my latest, updated article on selecting wines for Thanksgiving and other Holidays by clicking here. 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 […]
Summer is just around the corner, and if you’re like me you’ll be looking for an excuse (any will do) for a get-together with friends and family. Grilling steaks with the neighbors for the 4th of July? Having a clam bake or a fish fry for Labor Day? No matter what summer festivities you have […]
Dall’Uva Sommelier Michael Horne reviews the top 3 red, white and bubbly wines from Vini d’Italia 2011, Gambero Rosso’s annual guidebook to Italy’s finest wines
Michael reviews the wines of Giancarlo Pacenti and his Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino.
Our Sommelier Michael Horne reviews the elegant Chianti Classico and Gratius wines of Molino di Grace
Michael reviews the Brunello, San Pio and Botrys wines of Montalcino-based Mastrojanni