Most expensive Italian wines

This is a list where all the Italian producers would like to see their bottles, a list which transforms the appreciation of the critics and the market in prices company income, in other words the economical prize for the many efforts, risks and all the passion that goes into every drop of wine. The list…

One day in Montalcino

Montalcino is my next tour. The home of Brunello, the king of Italian wines. Even that the weather is not the best because of rain me and my wine Broker friend and some other guests decide that nothing can stop today because we knew that the company that invited us had organized a beautiful surprise. And so we…

Italian Wine 101 Doc & Docg

It happens most of the time while I am serving a wine to the new world tourists. They always ask me what the different ? Is Docg better than Doc ? So lets try to answer this two questions by trying to explain first what is Doc (denominazione di origine controllata) “denomination of controlled origin” that…

Poll #2 Brunello, Barolo or Amarone…. ?

Brunello di Montalcino, Barolo and Amarone di Valpolicella are the three most important wines of Italy. If you are looking for great Italian wines definitely is one of this three. Like all the good italian things you have to pay to get them because this are wines that start from 35 dollars till no limit…….

Brunello di Montalcino 2009 opinion

The 2009 vintage is particullary, is difficult to find a comparison in the last 10 years. The wines are generally very different and regular. “So Walter Speller, British journalist, an expert on Italian wine, and signature of the authoritative Jancisrobinson.com describes the Brunello di Montalcino 2009, and in English, defines “all over place.” In other…

Italian Wine Label Information

Italian wine labels, just like those from France and Spain, are required by law to show an established set of basic information (producer name, appellation, vintage, alcohol content and bottle volume). Italy began developing its official wine classifications in the 1960s, modeled on the French appellation system. The DOC and DOCG categories were introduced in…