Cecchi Riserva Di Famigli Chianti Classico Riserva

Cecchi: A family’s affinity with Chianti and more

I discovered Cecchi Family Estates while traveling in Tuscany last year. I visited their Val Delle Rose Winery in Maremma. Unbeknownst to me at the time; the Cecchi  family planted some of the first vineyards in Maremma, thus established themselves as pioneers in the area. Fast-forward to May of 2017; luckily I am invited to

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View from the Terenzi to Scansano

Terenzi: A Family affair with Maremma and Morellino Di Scansano

The saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” aptly fits the Terenzi winery. Beauty has been part of the Terenzi  legacy for some time. It began with cosmetics and eventually turned into the beauty of the land the family owns near Scansano in Maremma. It is also the beauty of the grapes and

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Maremma View - A Tuscan Landscape

Maremma: Tuscany’s hidden Secret

When we think of Tuscany and wines, our minds immediately reference Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Montepulciano but rarely do we conjure up Maremma and the wines of Morellino Di Scansano. This region lying in the Tuscan Province of Grossetto is Tuscany’s hidden gem. There is more to Maremma than Sangiovese wine. Discovering Morellino Di Scansano was

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The Wines of Ca' del Bosco

Ca’ del Bosco: Bringing friends together over Franciacorta

It was an opportune day when attending the well-known Franciacorta producer, Ca’ del Bosco luncheon at Spago. This was a luncheon about friendship and wine. It became obvious when Wolfgang Puck dines at our table, that he and Maurizio Zanella are long time friends who have shared many wonderful experiences over Maurizio’s wine and Wolfgang’s

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Hotel Adler Outdoor Pools

Spa Hotel Adler Thermae Resort Tuscany: Pampering your body and soul

The dress code during the day is bathrobe chic, while the environment is pure pleasure and relaxation set amongst the Tuscan hills near the village of Bagno Vignoni in Italy. It is easy to see why the 5-star Spa Hotel Adler Thermae Wellness & Spa Resort is one of Italy’s leading wellness hotels. It is

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Vignalta Reds

Vignalta: The Best of Colli Euganei

For most visiting a winery, being in the environment is the best way to discover what a particular winery is all about, especially those in Europe. This was not the case with Vignalta. Last May I had the opportunity to visit the Colli Euganei region. This trip included a visit to Vignalta. I enjoyed seeing

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The Wines of Anselmi

Anselmi: Raising the bar on the Garganega grape

The vibrancy of Lisa Anselmi radiates in her surroundings just like the Anselmi wines I experienced at a wine tasting luncheon at Obica Mozzarella Bar in West Hollywood. By far some of the most outstanding wines I have experience utilizing the Garganega grape from the Soave region. Needless to say I was impressed from the

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Roccafiore Winery and Resort Vineyards

Find Enchantment in Umbria at the Roccafiore Winery and Resort

In 2014 I had the opportunity to meet Luca Baccarelli and sample the wines of Roccafiore Winery. this magnificent property in person. Fast forward to 2016 where my wish came true on a recent trip to Italy. I have to say viewing images does not do justice to this winery and resort. In Italian, rocca means

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The Ferrari Sparkling Wine

Ferrari Trento: Bringing out the dazzle of sparkling wine

It was the 2016 Emmy awards that brought the owner of Ferrari Trento to Los Angeles but it was the after party the following day where this Italian winery showed their true colors and expertise of creating a spectacular collection of sparkling wine. What made this event more extraordinary was the ambiance of the Bel

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Italy American Chamber of Commerce Meets Cafe Del Rey

Italy American Chamber of Commerce West meets Cafe Del Rey

The Italy American Chamber of Commerce West, IACCW brings the real Italy to the United States through various programs that include the Taste of Italy Roadshow and the Extraordinary Italian Taste. Tastings include the pairing of authentic Italian food and wine. One will find that the Italy Chamber has us explore the developments of Italian

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