Benvenuto Brunello 2018, Montalcino Centro, Part I

After a few weeks of travel through New York City, Connecticut, Paris and the eastern side of France, I’ve finally made it to my beloved Italia. A quick night in Turin, then another in Asti, and now here, in Montalcino for the past three days, attending the new release of the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino,…

Tuscan Masterpiece – 2013 Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino

My nearly one month stay in Montalcino zone last year produced some really eye-opening moments. Specifically, the careful, and clever, attention that some winegrowers (and that number appears to be growing, an uplifting thought) are paying to their land and vines is exciting. It’s almost as if there’s a revolution underway – a campaign where…

Three Months in Italia

On 8 March, 2016, I’ll leave my quiet little home in suburban Denver, setting out, once again, for Italy. The next several months worth of posts/pictures will be a chronicle of my in-depth visits that span from the far north (Valtellina, Lombardia) to the far south (Marsala, Sicilia), and most wine regions in between. At…