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  • Cascina La Ghersa Piagé Rosé 2012

    Cascina La Ghersa Piagé Rosé 2012

    As the only Piedmont rosé that is made entirely from Barbera, the Cascina La Ghersa Piagé 2012 comes to us from the Pastura family whose ancestors first replanted their Vignassa vineyard in 1925, after their vines were destroyed by phylloxera.  With four generations of vine owners and growers be...

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  • Giuseppe Fanti in Trentino

    Giuseppe Fanti in Trentino

    Giuseppe Fanti, Photo Credit Twenty years ago, Alessandro Fanti, the son of Giuseppe, was the first in the Trentino to plant Manzoni Bianco– a cross between Riesling and Pinot Blanc–  in two plots, at 300m and 600m.  A champion of indigenous varietals, he was also a pioneer in elevating the q...

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  • Milziade Antano Bianco di Milziade 2011

    Milziade Antano Bianco di Milziade 2011

    Living as a sharecropper until 1969, when he purchased 40ha of land in Umbria, Cav. Antano Milziade planted vines and produced his first wines in 1975.  Following the passionate steps of his father, Francesco, the family's youngest son, released his first wine in 1997, employing his father's far...

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  • Making Wines of Place at Frascole

    Making Wines of Place at Frascole

    Enrico Lippi of Frascole "Organic.  It's how it's been done for generations," said Enrico Lippi, the proprietor and winemaker at Frascole.  "Even our grandparents didn't want to use pesticides.  They knew it was bad for the vineyards and bad for their health working in the vineyards."  Now to...

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  • The Evolution of Giorgio Primo IGT

    The Evolution of Giorgio Primo IGT

    There's been a number of unexpected changes in the news this week, especially in regards to Italy.  For the first time in 600 years, the Vatican has been shattered by the sudden resignation of Pope Benedict XVI; and perhaps with less astonishment, Antonio Galloni announced his departure from The...

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  • Big Red Tasting

    Big Red Tasting

    Christy Frank from Frankly Wines (top) Hana Muniz from Mari Vanna (bottom) At yesterday's Big Red Tasting in Studio 206, all the city's players came out to taste.  With older vintages secured from Il Colle Brunello di Montalcino, Mauro Veglio Barolo and Milziade Antano Sagrantino di Montefalc...

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  • Marco Cecchini Refosco 2008

    Marco Cecchini Refosco 2008

    Vinified from the indigenous Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, a slow-ripening varietal that thrives in warm temperatures and direct sunlight, the Marco Cecchini Refosco 2008 is made with estate fruit that is naturally farmed at the hands of Marco Cecchini.  By engaging select organic and b...

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  • TEW on Extra Virgin with Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos

    TEW on Extra Virgin with Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos

    After two seasons of the Cooking Channel's Extra Virgin, Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos moved from L.A. to Brooklyn for the start of season three.  A marriage between a native New York actress–of Entourage, Ugly Betty and Goodfellas fame–and a musician from Tuscany who learned the traditional wa...

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  • In the City with Alberto Longo

    In the City with Alberto Longo

    Alberto Longo (center) with Bruce Phillips of VHR (left) & Greg Reeves, Our Italian Portfolio Director Last week, Alberto Longo came to town and threw us a rooftop party near the South Street Seaport, and let us tell you, not only does this man make amazing wines from Puglia, but he also ...

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  • Harvest Report from San Polino

    Harvest Report from San Polino

    Matt & Luigi We just received this harvest report from Katia at San Polino, a certified organic-biodynamic producer in Montalcino. Thanks Katia! ––––––––––– 2012 Vendemmia at San Polino Well here we are again, four days into the harvest...it’s incredible to think that another yea...

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