02/08/2017
Sorseggiando tra le righe
On friday, the 4th of August, in the Ancient rooms of Terme Leopoldine of Roselle (Gr), reading of sicilian writers and wine tasting of sicilian wines, made by the sommelier Simona Bellanova. The winea are from Mortilla wines of Ragusa, Sicily.
Starting from 9 p.m.
28/01/2017
Wine sto drink in 2017!
Happy new year Wine Lovers!
Did you plan something to do for the new year?
I decided to drink two very important bottles of wine of my cellar: Argiano, Brunello di Montalcino 1999 and Argiano, Brunello di Montalcino 2001.
Why? For my personal satisfaction!
And to have a good time with my friends and my family.
To have some fantastic dinners!
The life is too short to drink bad wine!
09/11/2016
The best white wines from Tuscany by James Suckling
James Suckling, international wine writer, made a list of the best white wines from Tuscany.
The whites are finally catching up with the region’s famous reds.
One of this wines coming from Tuscan Maremma. One more reason to visit our fantastic land!
01/11/2016
Wine tour: Tuscany is the second region in the world classification made by Tripadvisor
In the imagination of the gourmet tourist, the Chianti hills and the whole Tuscan countryside have an incomparable charm: with 1028 reviews (more than half "excellent") of TripAdovisor, Wine Tour in Tuscany proved the most appreciated in Italy and Europe .
The second in the globe, after Squire Livery tour in California, traveling through the vineyards of Napa Valley that thrilled an entire community. On the site's most popular travel site, Italy for the first time you saw off France: by TripAdvisor users have established, or rather certificate, the wine tasting tours organized in the Bel Paese exceed liking for the French one.
Source: Il sole 24 ore Italy https://www.facebook.com/tuscan-wine-lovers-242644696652/
03/10/2016
Wine tour in Isarco Valley
This summer, on August, I went in Alto Adige, in the north of Italy, to spend some days with my family. Bu,t as in every trip I organize, I visit some wineries. In this case I visited Abbazia di Novacella and Pacherhof winery. In particular in Pacherhof’s cellar I had a great tasting, with the owner of the winery, Michl. I tasted all the wines they produce, also a preview of a new wine, that will be presented in Autumn. I was very impressed of this tasting, because all the wines have a particular characteristic different from the others. But all the wines have a very high quality in terms of tasting, they are very persistent, complex and with a lot of different odorous nuances. So, I recommend to taste these wines.
20/01/2015
New year, new professionalism
In late 2014, I got over the examination as official taster of the Italian sommelier association, which to me means an official recognition of deepening in the knowledge and wine tasting, to offer a continuous improvement for customers of my wine tour!
10/01/2014
The Tuscan Maremma primacy
The British newspaper The Guardian has put the Tuscan Maremma between the top 40 destinations for 2014. Near the corners of paradise, such as Brazil, Morocco, Tasmania in Australia or even unique places for the history and architecture such as Moscow or Turkey. We read in the Guardian: "The Maremma is a land frontier of Tuscany, a quiet area that stretches between Capalbio and Cecina. Although it is not yet a destination as Forte dei Marmi - continuing from the Guardian - in recent years there have been a number of significant investment and some famous people have decided to establish their businesses in Maremma. These include Alain Ducasse at L'Andana, the beautiful country resort near Castiglione, Leonardo Ferragamo with the Marina di Scarlino and the group of Paolo Panerai with the cellar of Rocca di Frassinello, designed by Renzo Piano ".
27/10/2013
Collemassari, winery of the year 2014, Tuscan Maremma , Gambero Rosso
By Gambero Rosso gets the prize "Winery of the Year" in 2014 the winery Collemassari of Claudio Tipa and his sister Maria Iris Tipa Bertarelli. A very good wine-making enterprise which has its hub in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma (Cinigiano), but it extends its activity also in the area of Bolgheri wine with the winery of Grattamacco and in the area of Montalcino with the winery of Poggio di Sotto.
30/06/2010
A story of american writer in Maremma
David Leavitt is the author of different books on success only in english language like the one written in Maremma “in Maremma, life and a house in southern Tuscany.”
In the book, the writer talks of three years spent in a remote house near Semproniano. He decided to live in Maremma as he wanted to live far from other areas where foreigners had colonized, like Chianti or more recently Umbria.
He talks about the histories heard by the people of the village, dating during the war and following it.
In the book he define Maremma like an enormous national park, where wild boars, roebuck and chamois abound in the forest; where the people still make their living from agriculture at the opposite of Umbria there is not industries; villages where it is possible to hear italian and not only english or german as in other parts of Tuscany, and where you could hear your own voice in the silence...
A place still looks like as a border site...
[source: Colline oggi]
28/05/2010
Giacomo Tachis' view of Tuscan Maremma
Maremma whose name sounds fascinating as the land it represents. This "Marittima Toscana", as he used to call Emanuele Repetti, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, descending from the mountains and through the wide plain covered with woods and an intermediate time, marshes, epidemics, poverty and wealth sporadic. Maremma of Prugnoli mushrooms, "because of the color excess," said Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti; Maremma of cork oaks, elms, sorting, oak, ash and screws scattered disorderly or married. This was the ancient landscape of one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany. And among the woods, including ash trees, oaks and the cork, there was also, in ancient times, the progenitor of Sangiovese: the Vitis Silvestris. Probably the Sangiovese has Etruscan origins. It seems that, along with Trebbiano and Montepulciano, Sangiovese arise from selections made at the time of the Etruscans and their culture, I repeat, her mother proge-nitric is still in the woods of Tuscany. So says Professor Mario Fregoni known for its extensive wine culture. Today the Maremma is no longer covered by malaria and poverty; vineyards, along with other crops, gives it a pleasant, sunny, inviting, landscape that brings with it the story of a mythical past sometimes still present as the lives and in wine. The brightness of the sun, soil type, sea currents or the mountain: all these factors lead to passionate consumers a wide range of wines ranging from Ansonica to Vermentino of Maremma, the Malvasia, the Morellino, the Ciliegiolo , the Aleatico and many other varieties traditional and modern, to complete a strong wine culture history. To realize just think that in the last century the Agricultural Association of the Province of Grosseto gave awards in the form of certificates to the winemakers who had worked the vineyard with moral correctness and professionalism. Now no longer afraid that the sea level goes raising and the Tuscan beaches are no longer unstable "because of the motion of the eighth sphere of heaven," as the good Villani intended! Today on the coast there is tourism with a big passion for the sea, for the Maremma and her wines. This land can offer red wines suitable for long ageing in barrels, together with the types more usual and much appreciated by the consumer-tourists who spend their holidays on these picturesque shores. The Maremma of Grosseto is able to produce, from its vines, red wines with high thickness extraction through soil and climate of the area character, or because of the ability of producers. These wines come from vineyards studied with jurisdiction and followed by professionals technically updated, taking account of the modern international market. The luxury Italian Wines of the last decades, take origin from Maremma! Recently came also a new denomination of origin: the DOC Monteregioof Massa Marittima in its various expressions of white wine, red and aging. It does not stop here by the grower and Winemaker from Maremma! There is in fact collaborating with the Universities of Pisa and Florence. The Professor Scalabrelli from University of Pisa (source Maremma) is dedicated to the vineyards of the Maremma. The task is even so much as this land, rich in potential resources in terms of viticulture and "Luxury wine," promises a lot. We must however stress that the efforts are well worth the trouble and actual results already speak positively. The old trades in the Tyrrhenian Sea were always account for this part of central Italy as regards the wine market. The archaeological Etruscan testify that the wine market was present since ancient times. And it is this same market that persists and honors the passion and the ability of the inhabitants of these lands.
Giacomo Tachis
Who is Giacomo Tachis
Winemaker, pupil of the great Emile Peynaud was technical director for thirty years the cellars of the Marchesi Antinori. He was responsible for creating some wines that have deeply affected, in an innovative way, the Italian production and in particular Tuscany. Apply to all examples of Sassicaia, Tignanello and the slab, three red now entered in the recent history of our wine. Currently lends his expertise to some wineries and wine several bodies, including the Regional Institute of Vine and Wine in Palermo. Passionate bibliophile, owns an important collection of ancient texts argument wine.
09/03/2010
Declaration of Vignerons d'Europe 2009
Here I wanted to show you the document drawn up by the winemakers of Europe meeting in Florence by slow food organization, which represents a declaration of will and passion of people like me do this work animated by such feelings.
The winemaker personally takes care of the vineyard, the winery and the sale.
The wine of the winemaker is alive, gives pleasure, is the son of its territory and of his thought. Expression of authentic culture.
The winemaker considers the consumer a co-producer.
The winemaker keeps and shapes the landscape while protecting biodiversity and culture of its territory, which tells and supplements.
The winemaker as a farmer assumes the responsibility of preserving and improving the fertility of soil and the equilibrium of ecosystems.
The winemaker is committed to renounce the use of molecules and organisms and artificial synthesis with objective of protecting the living.
The winemaker governs the limit in all their commitments by seeking the good, never the best.
The winemaker assumes responsibility for its activities in compliance with environmental, health consumer and the destiny of their community and the earth.
The winemaker is committed to building and sustaining relationships with other tenants, farmers, producers food, cooks, universities and research institutions, educators and citizens in their communities and the world.
The winemaker practice transparency: it says what it does and does what it says.
The Vignerons d'Europe gathered in Florence are asking national and European authorities not to obstruct their work with appropriate industry regulations but not to their particularity.http://www.vignaiolievignerons.it
18/02/2010
An event not to be missed for wine lovers!
Benvenuto Brunello 2010!
On February, the 19th - 20th - 21th - 22th the producers of the Consortium of Brunello di Montalcino wine takes pleasure to present the new vintages of:
Brunello di Montalcino 2005 vintage
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2004 vintage
Rosso di Montalcino 2008 vintage
Moscatello di Montalcino Sant'Antimo
The location is the historic fortress of Montalcino.
For those who are lucky to have received the invitation to attend the event, it is an important opportunity to breathe "the wine air”, meet producers, taste the wines, be told the course of the last harvest, knowing the stars awarded year 2008 and more ... to satisfy the curiosity of all the fans of Tuscan wines, and more particularly to His Excellency the Tuscan wine: the Brunello di Montalcino!