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…

How much can a Sommelier earn in one year ?

Bloomberg looks at five surprisingly high-paying jobs that start from  #5 Master Sommelier till number #1 that is a Bodyguard To be a Master Sommelier need to pass four high level courses that can take up to 12 yrs. There are only 214 in all the world. ( one day ill be one of them …)….

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…

List Of Popular Wine Grapes in Italy

In Italy there more than 2000+ varieties of wine grapes, but The Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry authorized only 350 wine grapes. The most popular wine grapes  come from Tuscany, Piedmont, Veneto, Lombardy, Sicily, Friuli, and also Apulia and Trentino. Red Wine Grapes Sangiovese:  A grape with many names planted throughout Italy. Sangiovese is the…

Italian Wine Regions (2)

The list of Italian wine regions is organized by highest volume of D.O.C. wines. In the first post we talked about the most important  wine regions of Italy also they highest number of bottle produced. Tuscany, Veneto, Lombardy, Piedmont, Emilia Romagna they all together have more than 60 % of D.O.C wines. 6-Umbria (~7% DOC production)…

16 Italian in the Top 100 di Wine Spectator

After launching release in fits and starts on the top ten most anticipated by manufacturers, retailers and wine lovers , the drafting of Wine Spectator has unveiled the wine judged best of the year , Spain’s La Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva 2004 Cune , with a score of 95 / 100 , priced $ 63…