Antinori Solaia

Antinori Wine Testimonial

It was our pleasure to have you at the Antinori Solaia 2013 Launch at Obica last Tuesday. In Your article Your passion shined through your words. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your “Wine World”. Grazie! Lorenzo Mottola Antinori State Manager California To read this article, Marchesi Antinori: Presenting wines from Tuscany

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Antinori Solaia

Marchesi Antinori: Presenting wines from Tuscany and Umbria

Every once in a while I get invited to a wine tasting that I cannot turn down no matter how many wine events I am asked to attend. Those special moments could be an incredible vertical tasting or a once in a lifetime opportunity to sample wines that otherwise I would not have an opportunity

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Castello di Soave with Garganega Grapes

Soave: Standing the test of time

Rich and profound in its history, it is the new generation that is making its mark on the Soave region. It is similar to a rebirth where the old guard is trending out and the new is moving forward yet still keeping the family tradition of winemaking but with innovations. This captures the essence of

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Rodaro Whites, Friulano, Ribolla Gialla

The Importance of Colli Orientali Del Friuli

Studying the various wine regions of Italy, an appellation that plays a significant role in both Italian history and in the production of wine is Colli Orientali Del Friuli DOC. The area is well known for producing white wine but it differs from neighboring districts because red wines are also produced. Colli Orientali Del Friuli

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Red Wine for Labor Day

Red Wine for a Labor Day Barbecue

To many Labor Day signals the end of summer. The holiday is a celebration of the working class in both United States and Canada. While we celebrate our achievements, it is best done over a dinner, most often a barbecue with steaks ribs or hamburgers. What better way to pay tribute than toasting with a

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Three Summer Rosés

Pleasurable summer wines part II

As summer’s end is quickly upon us here are some white wines and Rosés to finish out your summertime enjoyment. These refreshing wines are part two of a series of pleasurable summer wines I discovered over the past several months. With about one month to go before we hit the autumn season these summer wines

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Zuani Collio Bianco Wine

Zuani Vigneti: Bringing out the best of the Collio DOC

I first learned of Italy’s Collio region in 2014 when the president of the Consortium, Robert Princic visited Los Angeles.  Sharing the beauty and wines of this small yet dynamic appellation was exciting so when the opportunity to meet the owners and sample the wines of  Zuani Vigneti I was delighted to further explore Collio.

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Vie from Villa Beatrice d'Este

Colli Euganei: Discovering the wines of the Venetian Hills

In the hills above Padua within a thirty-minute drive from Venice is a small wine appellation known as Colli Euganei. Colli Euganie is well worth mentioning because not only is the countryside exquisite but unlike its neighbor, Soave that only produces white wines, they produce some pretty spectacular reds. The region is known for its

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Hotel Mediterraneo Lobby

Hotel Mediterraneo: A fusion of the past and present

From ancient times to today Rome is full of history. There is the Pantheon, Colosseum, the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Basilica and much more. There is something around every corner for the traveler to see and learn. Even the hotels have a legacy, making their impression on the cities overall

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Rome Building Facades

Context Travel: Looking at Rome in a different light

There are many ways to tour Rome, Italy but if you are not one who wants to be part of a the herd mentality so often found in city tours, Context Travel can be the answer. It is not about numbers or cramming many sites in a couple of hours. It is about education and

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