Above: Franciacorta as seen from Mount Orfano in the southernmost tip of the appellation. Click the image for a high-res version (spectacular). In the image, you can see Lake Iseo slight to the left of center. 208 more words
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Above: Piedmontese grape grower and winemaker Angeleo Gaja in New York in 2012.
Biodynamic pioneer Nicolas Joly and trailblazing winemaker Angelo Gaja are to face-off in a roundtable discussion entitled “Around the table with Natural Wine… and Unnatural Wine,” to be held on July 12 at the Italy pavilion of EXPO in Milan. 200 more words
Above: Alberto Bertuzzi’s 1942 “Wine in our Lives,” a fascist-era “how to” book on wine’s application in a healthy lifestyle.
With every trip to Italy and the many posts, fact sheets, and technical descriptions I translate for my clients, I always come across Italian wine terms to add to my growing Italian wine term glossary (below). 416 more words
I’m now nearly six months into my campaign as an English-language blogger and U.S. trade ambassador for the Franciacorta Consortium. It’s been a fantastic and immensely rewarding experience to dive so deep into an appellation that I love so much. 222 more words