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I veroni, Chianti Rufina Riserva Quona

The name I Veroni is derived from the wide terraces surrounding the farm where many years ago tobacco leaf and grain from the Arno valley was dried.  For some time, Lorenzo Mariani, the dedicated winemaker of the I Veroni vineyard in Chianti Rufina, near Florence, had been thinking about developing his wines and giving them … Continue reading

Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Silvio Nardi

We are in the picturesque town of Montalcino which still preserves its charm as an ancient medieval village. At the beginning of the 20th century, Montalcino was no more than a tranquil village of the Tuscan countryside: a few houses, shops and vineyards. The terrains of the Tenute Silvio Nardi have shared in the history … Continue reading

San Leonardo 2011

The Tenuta San Leonardo was formerly a monastery and for over 3 centuries has served as the residence of the Marquis Guerrieri Gonzaga family, its proud custodians. Today, the San Leonardo estate is a garden of vineyards and roses, protected by the massive barrier of the Alps, which blunt the force of the cold northern … Continue reading

Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia

From its position on the hillside close to Bolgheri, the Ornellaia estate lies hidden in the foothills around Bolgheri that face the Mediterranean coast. The cool maritime breeze caresses this exceptional Estate and its surrounding olive groves throughout the summer months. During the winter the hills give protection from the cold northern winds. Ornellaia’s obsession … Continue reading

Colli della Toscana Centrale Gagliole

The magic of the Tuscan countryside, in the heart of Chianti, fascinated and captured Monika and Thomas Bär – Bettschart right from the start, a love at first sight that left no doubt about what would in the future be their Land of Dreams. Their love for Tuscany and for its world-class wines became, as … Continue reading

Goccia Umbra, ancient genuineness

Umbria, land of millenary traditions regarding the olive and the grapevine cultivation since the Etruscan Era. Here the Brand Goccia Umbra was founded in 1988 with the aim to create a genuine  and superior quality extra virgin olive oil. Year after year the company enlarges its products variety and starts to export abroad the Italian … Continue reading

Taurasi Feudi di San Gregorio 2012

Irpinia, a historical region of the Campanian Apennines, is a unique vine growing and wine producing territory, where vineyards have always coexisted with fruit trees, woodland, olive trees and herbs Established in 1986 by two Irpinian families, Feudi di San Gregorio has its roots in the town of Sorbo Serpico in the province of Avellino. … Continue reading

Il Picchio 2013, Castello di Querceto

At Castello di Querceto the majority of the varieties grown are red with only a small percentage of white. Of the red grapes, Sangiovese grosso obviously takes pride of place, with numerous other varieties including Canaiolo nero, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Colorino, Merlot, Mammolo, Ciliegiolo and Malvasia Nera. The white grapes include … Continue reading

Stupore by Campo alle Comete Bolgheri DOC

Bolgheri is, above all, a state of mind, a way of life, the rarefied atmosphere of a world thought to no longer exist. As in a mosaic, the single pieces which compose it are of precious materials and colors, but observing them one by one there is no perception of the overall picture. Nature here … Continue reading

Vecchie viti 2016 by Ruggeri

The Ruggeri winery was established in 1950 by Giustino Bisol, whose family boasts a deeply rooted, centuries-old tradition in viticulture in the Valdobbiadene area. The Ruggeri winery, which was established in 1950 by Giustino Bisol, was originally housed in small premises in the village of Santo Stefano di Valdobbiadene. Ruggeri owns a small vineyard of … Continue reading

Sagrantino Montefalco 2012, Pardi Brothers’ Winery

The story of Pardi Brothers’ Winery begins in 1919 when the brothers Alfredo, Francesco and Alberto Pardi establish the Cantina Fratelli Pardi, that was located on the ground floor of the Saint Marcus Hospital, that belonged to the stately building of Saint Francis in Montefalco. The Cantina Pardi present winery begins in 2003 in Montefalco … Continue reading

Franco Mondo, wine-makers for generation

The Mondos have been recognised in the town of San Marzano Oliveto near Asti, in Piedmont, as wine-makers for generations and are, as such, much appreciated. “The ridge which is home to the Mondo family cellar bears a striking resemblance to the profile of a sleeping woman.” The particolar composition of the soil and a … Continue reading

Asti DOCG extra dry, Arione

Arione wine estate led by brothers Mauro and Luca in Castiglione Tinella and Canelli in Piedmont is a family-run business with four generations of Piedmont wine producers. The company has access to vineyards located in the best Piedmont areas, the Langhe and the Monferrato, where the family jealously guards the initial learnings handed down from … Continue reading

Brazilian sparkling wines elected the best in Americas

Among labels from Europe and wine-producing countries on the American continent, two sparkling wines from the Brazilian winery Miolo were elected the Best Sparkling Wine of the Americas and the Best Rosé Sparkling wine of the Americas, which reinforces Brazil’s supremacy and vocation in sparkling, consecrating the charming region of Serra Gaúcha, in the Vale … Continue reading

“Clouds with silver linings” Vendemmia 2017 @ Ornellaia

  Undeniably 2017 has been a challenging year in the vineyards. We have become so used to abundant harvests and constantly high quality that it comes as a shock when mother nature makes things difficult for us. In my past 12 years at Ornellaia a few vintages have presented challenges, 2009 & 2014 in particular, … Continue reading

Brachetto d’Acqui Spumante, la Torre Castel Rocchero

La Torre Castel Rocchero is a winemakers association founded in 1953 by people form the village of Castel Rocchero in Piedmont, “driven by a single faith in the collaboration of free spirits,” as the scroll commemorating the first harvest tells us, “for a fuller utilization of our wine, synonymous with the improvement in the family … Continue reading

Dolcetto Novello S. Martino, cantine Volpi

Cantine Volpi was founded in Tortona in 1914. Since then, through four generations it has been the protagonist of a continuous evolution that has led it to be a reference reality in the Piedmont wine industry, an authentic expression of the Tortona hills. A company that has always been oriented towards innovation: between the ’70s … Continue reading

Domno, Nero Rose’ Brut

was founded in 2008 in the city of Garibaldi, Rio Grande do Sul, the so called “sparkling wine’s land”, as the newest enterprising of Valduga Group family . Certain of the growth of wines and sparkling wines sector in Brazil, the Domno project characterizes itself for two business fronts: the importing of high standard wines … Continue reading

Casa Valduga Arte Tradicional Brut

Casa Valduga wine esate is one of the pioneers in the utilization of champenoise method in Brazil, the winery is one of the responsible for the international recognition of Brazilian sparkling wines. At the end of the 19th century, in 1875, the first Italian immigrant of the Valduga family arrived in Brazil. From the city … Continue reading

Monteagudo wine estate

Monteagudo wine estate located in state of Santa Catarina in Brazil, is a family business founded in 2004 by doctor Leônidas Ferraz and the grain producer Alceu Muller. A dream was born … to produce quality wines in a unique terroir with soil, temperature and altitude different from those explored in other producing regions of … Continue reading

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“Ribeiras do Morrazo” (IGP) et “Montravel” (AOC) nouvelles indications géographiques

“Ribeiras do Morrazo” (IGP) et “Montravel” (AOC) nouvelles indications géographiques

La Commission européenne a approuvé la demande d’inscription de deux nouveaux vins d’Espagne et de France dans le registre des indications géographiques protégées (IGP) et des appellations d’origine protégées (AOP). Produits à partir de cépages cultivés dans la province de Pontevedra en Galice,  les vins “Ribeiras do Morrazo” (IGP) peuvent être blancs ou rouges. Les […]

L’UE approuve pour la première fois une appellation d’origine protégée transfrontalière pour un vin

L’UE approuve pour la première fois une appellation d’origine protégée transfrontalière pour un vin

  La Commission européenne a approuvé la première appellation d’origine protégée (AOP) transfrontalière pour un vin, le «Maasvallei Limburg» (Belgique/Pays-Bas). Les vins produits sous cette appellation sont en effet produits à partir de cépages cultivés sur les deux berges de la Meuse dans les régions belge et néerlandaise du Limbourg. «Maasvallei Limburg» : La Commission […]

‘La Clape’, nouvelles appellations d’origine protégées

‘La Clape’, nouvelles appellations d’origine protégées

La Commission européenne a approuvé la demande d’inscription de la dénomination de vin au registre des appellations d’origine protégées (AOP), «La Clape». Les cépages pour les vins d’appellation «La Clape» sont cultivés sur le territoire du même nom situé dans le département de l’Aude dans le sud de la France. Les vins blancs «La Clape» […]

8ème « Tour des Chais », à Ernage, les 21 et 22 Octobre

8ème « Tour des Chais », à Ernage, les 21 et 22 Octobre

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Vendange 2017: récolte en recul de 18%

Vendange 2017: récolte en recul de 18%

Pour la vendange 2017 le ministère de l’agriculture prévoit une récolte en recul de 18 % par rapport à l’an dernier, à cause des incertitudes climatiques qui as caractérisée cette année. Un demande d’accompagnement a été soumis au ministère de l’agriculture par les syndicats viticoles. Les prévisions des récoltes de cette année parlent de 37,2 […]

L’Alliance Slow Food des chefs lancée aux États-Unis

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Les États-Unis rejoignent le vaste réseau mondial des chefs qui s’engagent avec Slow Food à cuisiner et promouvoir les produits issus des Sentinelles, de l’Arche du Goût et d’autres groupements de producteurs locaux. L’Alliance Slow Food des chefs compte déjà des centaines de membres répartis dans 19 pays (l’Albanie, l’Allemagne, l’Argentine, la Belgique, le Brésil, […]

Cheese 2017 célèbre les fromages au lait cru et le naturel

Cheese 2017 célèbre les fromages au lait cru et le naturel

  Cheese 2017, le salon international consacré aux produits laitiers artisanaux et de haute qualité, organisé par Slow Food et la ville de Bra, se déroulera à Bra (Italie) du 15 au 18 septembre 2017. Cette édition 2017 marque aussi le 20e anniversaire du salon. Au fil des ans, Cheese a permis de construire un réseau international de producteurs de […]

Les vins de Pessac-Léognan à Vinexpo Bordeaux 2017

Les vins de Pessac-Léognan à Vinexpo Bordeaux 2017

Cette année, l’Appellation Pessac-Léognan s’associe aux vins de Graves et à la Maison Darroze, table étoilée de renom située à Langon, pour présenter ses vins dans un restaurant installé au Salon Vinexpo à Bordeaux du dimanche 18 au mercredi 21 juin 2017, ouvert de 12h00 à 17h00. Dans un cadre contemporain et élégant, face au […]

La Cité du Vin accueille le 24eme Festival International Œnovidéo

La Cité du Vin accueille le  24eme Festival  International  Œnovidéo

Du jeudi 1er au dimanche 4 juin 2017, La  Cité du Vin invite le Festival International Œnovidéo®, le plus ancien festival de films et de photographies sur la vigne et le vin créé et organisé par Forum Œnologie. Parrainée par Cédric Klapisch, la 24ème édition de ce festival itinérant mettra à l’honneur 24 films officiellement […]

13èmes “Epicuriales”, à Liège, du 01 au 05 Juin

13èmes “Epicuriales”, à Liège, du 01 au 05 Juin

Puisse notre climat tropical actuel être de la partie, à Liège, du 1er au 05 juin, ce prochain lundi étant un jour férié, afin d’assurer une pleine réussite aux “Epicuriales”, à l’occasion de leur 13ème édition, un chiffre 13, qui, nous l’espérons, portera bonheur à tous ceux qui aiment la bonne cuisine, des simples visiteurs aux chefs étoilés, en passant par les “gentils organisateurs” et “animateurs”. […]