GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON NEBBIOLO

Nebbiolo is a black grape variety with high levels of acidity and tannins but little color. It mostly grows in two regions of Barolo and Barbaresco in Piedmont, the North-west corner of Italy, where vineyards are protected from northern winds and precipitation thanks to mountains providing a rain shadow.  Nebbiolo grape provides full-bodied red wines […]

WINE LEGENDS : 1990 FONTODI FLACCIANELLO DELLA PIEVE

Have you ever tried 1990 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve, IGT, from Tuscany?  This 100% Sangiovese wine is produced in an exceptional terroir! An authentic “Terroir”, famous for centuries for its tradition of quality viticulture, thanks to a unique combination of high altitude, calcar clay schist soil, lots of light, and a fantastic microclimate slowing the […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON SANGIOVESE

Sangiovese is the dominant and most prestigious grape variety throughout the Tuscany with a high level of acidity and tannins. This famous grape is used to make some notable wines such as Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. Sangiovese grape is late to ripen, so it needs a warm climate, that’s why we find it widely […]

WINE PAIRING: LOBSTER WILL PERFECTLY MATCH WITH PINOT GRIGIO!

With these beautiful sunny days, our weekly wine pairing will be Pinot Grigio with grilled Lobster drenched in melted butter. The lobster in this mild sauce needs a light, firm and slightly crisp wine to balance out its delicate flavors. As lobster is a premium ingredient, you need a premium wine to pair it with […]

MASTERCLASS WITH II BORRO RELAIS & CHATEAUX, TOSCANA

Il Borro Relais & Chateaux, a seven-hundred hectares organic estate surrounding a medieval village, is located in the Upper Val d’Arno, Toscana, Central Italy. The vines of Il Borro grow on the Val D’Arno hills at the foot of the Pratomagno mountains, a perfect place with a unique soil composed by  loam with a sandy-clay […]

THE 3 HOTTEST PICKS OF THE WEEKEND ​: A FOCUS ON SICILY, RUEDA AND ALSACE DRY WHITE WINES

Surprise yourself with these exclusive fine wines from Europe! Our weekly recommendation is towards niche Old World regions producing white wines: Sicily in Italy, Rueda in Spain and Alsace in France. These areas have all in common the firm respect of tradition, the primary role of the terroir and the pursuit of organic viticulture and […]