Castelmagno with Chiara

One of the things I was looking forward to the most on my recent trip to Barolo had nothing to do with wine. It was visiting the mountains on the Piedmont border with France, home to the production of one …


Happy reading

At a recent lunch a customer said to me, “I love Italian wine but I want to know more, what can I do?”. The answer is simple: read, read, taste, visit (if you can), taste, read and read some more.…


ventesimo anniversario

In life there are many milestones to celebrate. Turning twenty might not seem like much, but when it’s the wine business (especially importing and selling) well, it’s kind of like dog years where the real figure is more like eighty!…


della nostra cantina

We get asked all the time for older wine but, the problem is, nobody wants to do the expensive part – cellaring. The winery cant really afford it and has limited space. The restaurant/retailer – they cant afford it and …


Inside Chianti Classico

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My friends Walter Speller, Italian specialist for Jancis Robinson, and Michael Schmelzer of Montebernardi in Panzano in Chianti, recently established www.insidechianticlassico.com to promote the sub zones of Chianti Classico.

“The historical area of Chianti Classico is made of nine zones …


2013 pictorial review

The years is almost finished and I’m already looking forward to 2014 – the 20th year for Trembath & Taylor!

In the meantime, there are a few days left to reflect on the year that was.

Buon Natale e Felice …


You say Glera, we say Prosecco

The creation of a DOCG for Prosecco, and a much enlarged zone for DOC Prosecco, involved renaming the grape to Glera and thus trying to protect the use of the name ‘Prosecco’ from wines made outside of these two areas, …


2014 awards

The 2014 awards for two of Italy’s leading wine publications, Gambero Rosso’s Tre Bicchieri and Duemilavini’s Cinque Grappoli, were recently announced. We’d like to congratulate our wineries on their hard work and deserved recognition.

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Gambero Rosso’s first edition


Prosecco, straight up or dirty?

One of my go-to Italian wine (plus food and culture) bloggers, the erudite Jeremy Parzen at Do Bianchi, this week wrote about “the most talked about wine in Texas”. The wine he was referring to is Ca’ dei Zago …


Colle Massari wins 2014 Gambero Rosso Winery of the Year

The 2014 awards for Italy’s leading wine publication, Gambero Rosso, are being announced throughout September and we are proud to announce that one of our wineries, Colle Massari, has just been awarded 2014 Italian Winery of the Year!

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It’s …