credit The Cinque Terre (how to say it), literally “the Five Lands” that includes the towns of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso, are a string of rustic villages clinging to the rugged Italian Riviera in eastern Liguria. Over 1 million visitors flood the 5 towns each year to swim in the warm Mediterranean water, hike between […]
The Cinque Terre (how to say it), literally “the Five Lands,” is a string of five rustic villages clinging to the rugged Italian Riviera in eastern Liguria. The only practical way into and out of the 5 tiny towns is by train, giving the area a secluded feeling far from the pressures of our modern […]
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 […]
Welcome to the Dall’Uva “Tasting Notes” Podcast! Today’s Podcast is the second in a three-part series where Sommelier Michael Horne unlocks the secret to selecting good Vino Italiano, with an opinionated (but thoughtful) tour of the most popular Italian regional wines, from top to bottom along the Italian peninsula. Pour a glass of vino, kick […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 border with France. He was looking for new land to plant grapes and expand his vineyard, when he unexpectedly ran across […]
Welcome to our second episode of the Dall’Uva “Tasting Notes” Podcast! Today’s Podcast is the first in a 3-part series where Sommelier Michael Horne unlocks the secret to selecting good Vino Italiano, with an opinionated (but thoughtful) tour of the most popular Italian regional wines, from top to bottom along the Italian peninsula. Pour a […]
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.
Michael reviews the fun, sparkling pink Prosecco wines of Riondo, perfect for summer food and fun.
Our Sommelier Michael Horne reviews the elegant Chianti Classico and Gratius wines of Molino di Grace