The Moretti Family Suvereto Petra is an ambitious project headed by father and daughter team Vittorio and Francesca Moretti. The Moretti’s are also the owners of renowned Franciacorta wineries Bellavista and Contadi Castaldi. The estate and winery are located in Suvereto within Maremma, Tuscany. The gravity flow winery was designed by celebrated Swiss architect Mario […]Read More A Super Tuscan At A Super Price!
Under The Tuscan Sun My first trip to Cortona. Yes I know I was about 10 years younger and I had different glasses but I will never forget that visit to La Calonica winery and the picture taken by Esther Cattani the wife of Fernando and mother of Giovanni right as the Tuscan Sun was […]Read More Super Value, Super Tuscan
A Very NOBLE Italian Wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano has nothing to do with the grape named Montepulciano usually coming from Abruzzo. Montepulicano is a municipality in Tuscany producing a wine mostly comprised of Sangiovese. Confused yet? Vino Nobile is one of Tuscany’s most renowned red wines. Though it often falls in the shadows of […]Read More A Wine Made For Nobile Kings!!
When the average consumer thinks of Italian Wine they automatically think or ask for a Chianti. Many falsely believe Chianti is a type of wine when in fact it is a region in Tuscany. The MAIN grape used in most Tuscan Wines is Sangiovese. Once you know that, there are many more options in […]Read More Sangiovese: It’s More Than Just Chianti
Yes La Gerla Again! In case you haven’t read my 500 other reviews about a La Gerla Wine… Here we go again. Fattoria La Gerla, named for the large, old-fashioned, conical baskets that grape-harvesters used to carry on their backs, was founded in 1976 by the late Sergio Rossi. They only grow Sangiovese Grosso (Brunello) […]Read More One Day You’ll Grow Up To Be Brunello
My BFF is Back.. What A Reunion! Most of you who have been following my career know that I was originally with ABC Fine Wine & Spirits but left to take on the world of being a 4 location Corporate Sommelier. During my time at ABC I was fortunate to meet many new people and […]Read More Reunited And It Feels So Good!
My First Winery Visit To Italy 2009 My first time ever in Italy and my very first winery couldn’t have been a better experience. Above is Brother and Sister Piero and Benedetta Lanza of Fattoria Poggerino in the town of Radda in Chianti. It’s a bed and breakfast too so you can go visit and […]Read More Piero Lanza, Sangiovese Superstar
I get many requests asking me what wine to bring to a friend’s dinner party, what wine to serve at a wedding, what wine to give as a gift when the only information they have is the person likes either Red or White Wine but they don’t know if they like Dry Wine, Fruity Wines, […]Read More Italian Wine Will Be Your New Best Friend
Right before my wine supervisor Paul Quaglini at my job left for his vacation he alerted me to 9 different Italian Wines from the same producer that I had to display somewhere. I yelled “Where the heck am I gonna fit all this new stuff”?? Paul Replied, “I have no clue but when I return […]Read More Get “PETRA-FIED” Discovering Maremma!!