A short guide to the top wines of Tuscany and Piedmont, plus help navigating Italian wine labels!
The “big B” wines of Piedmont — Barolo and Barbaresco — are among the world’s finest wines.
What to pair with the Sangiovese-based wines of Montalcino, Montepulciano (and don’t forget Chianti!).
2017 fires devastate Napa Valley. The vines are (mostly) fine; they are great fire retardants. But homes, businesses, entire wineries, and jobs are gone or on the brink.
Learn how to compare similarities and differences between the Nebbiolo-based premium wines of Barolo and Barbaresco.
What’s actually in the bottle? Does the wine label tell you the place, the grape, or both? Demystify the various ways Italian wine labels explain the product within.
There were “Super Tuscans” even before the term was coined in the 1970s to explain and classify the blending of native with international varieties. Bolgheri is best known as home to Ornellaia (featured here), Sassicaia, and other big-name brands.
Click on the link embedded in this story to enjoy the incredible wines of Montalcino written by Vino Ventures for French Wine Explorers.
Click on the link embedded in this story about the great wines of Montepulciano written by Vino Ventures for French Wine Explorers!
Every year, the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino hosts a welcome event for the new release of Brunello. Read about Benvenuto Brunello 2017 (2012 vintage).