You don’t know me…yet. Casa Emma, Part III

My friend Valerio and I pulled into the Casa Emma estate and winery at 10am. The day was clear and cool, though one could tell that the mid-day’s warmth, when it arrived, would be spectacular, and it was, nearly 24C, not bad for 26 April (2014). I mention Valerio because he is a native Italian…

You don’t know me…yet. Casa Emma, Part II

It’s like any other day at Vin Italy, there’s too much to do, too many people, and not enough time (and it’s too warm, but I digress). But, as I’m walking by the various stands (each space is referred to as a stand – we’d say booth – and something clicks in my head (not the…

You don’t know me…yet. Casa Emma, Part I

The email said that a friend was selling his entire cellar – health reasons – and the sender, an acquaintance of mine, asked if I might be interested in buying it. I took a look at the attached spreadsheet, absolutely yes, I was interested. I bought that cellar, well, most of it, anyway. Buried within the…

San Giusto a Rentennano, Part I

Bettina responded to my email request to visit them. She advised me that it would be possible to taste:Chianti Classico  2013Chianti Classico “ Le Baroncole” 2012Percarlo 2011Vinsangiusto 2007  She asked me if that was OK with me. Yes, I responded (all the while, fireworks were going off in my heart and mind, I love these wines!),…