Italy, Sicily, Etna: Introducing Castello Solicchiata

Castello Solicchiata is one of the great palaces of Europe, but this report represents a public debut of their very special wines from Etna....

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Italy, Veneto, Conegliano Valdobbiadene: Prosecco Superiore

This report focuses on the best wines from the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG, with a focus on the Rive, Cartizze and Sui Lieviti categories....

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Italy, Tuscany, Maremma Toscana: A Spotlight on Ciliegiolo

While tasting samples at the Consorzio Tutela Vini della Maremma Toscana in Grosseto, the red wines made with Ciliegiolo immediately stood out....

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Italy, Tuscany, Maremma Toscana: Viva Vermentino

This is my first-ever report focused solely on the wines of Maremma Toscana, one of the youngest DOC appellations in Tuscany....

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Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri: New Releases

Bolgheri has become one of Italy’s most important appellations. It is one of the proverbial “three Bs” in Italian wine: Barolo, Brunello and Bolgheri....

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Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri: Five Questions for Ornellaia & Masseto

Iconic wines from the lovely 2019 vintage in Tuscany are now entering the market, including the 2019 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia and the 2019 Masseto....

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Italy, Tuscany, Valdarno di Sopra: Five Questions for Petrolo

This small report features new releases from Petrolo and my conversation with Luc Sanjust, the charming and visionary owner of this organic Tuscan estate....

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Italy, Tuscan Icons: Tenuta San Guido 2019 Bolgheri Sassicaia

Tenuta San Guido’s Bolgheri Sassicaia is one of Italy’s greatest wines. And the 2019 vintage, hitting the market now, is a stunner....

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Italy, Miscellaneous: Loose Ends from 2021

This article features a roundup of miscellaneous samples from the 40 articles from Italy that we published in 2021, including interviews and videos....

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Spirito di Vino

Hoping to spread a little holiday cheer in these difficult times, it is our pleasure to present some of the competing drawings from the 2021 Spirito di Vino cartoon competition....

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