Italy beats France to become world largest wine producer

Italy has surpassed France to take to crown of world largest wine producer in 2015, according to European Union data. This year’s benign weather conditions have resulted in an abundant grape harvest across the Mediterranean peninsula, as opposed to that reaped on the other side of the Alps. Italy’s projected wine production is up 13%…

Eat, Drink and Be Local

If you had a fatal disease in Burgundy that only a bottle of Bordeaux could cure, you’d soon be dead. This is one of my favorite quotes I ever read about Wine Industry. Wine is a product of the earth and clime and so is the cousine around that winery that produce it. So if…

Chianti Classico Collection 2014

 The Black Rooster labels in a unique collection Wednesday February 19, 2014 1 pm – 8 pm (last admission 7 pm) The preview tasting of the 2013, 2012 vintages and the 2011 Riserva in the presence of more than 140 producers. Tasting of the 2013 Chianti Classico DOP Olive Oil. The event is reserved exclusively for…

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…….

The Best Italian Wines of 2013 – A different view

See on Scoop.it – MyWine Channel January always means starting fresh as well as remembering what came before. So it’s time for my annual look at the best Italian wines of 2013, but instead of offering a complete list (that will be printed in the Spring issue of my Guide to Italian Wines, available to paid…