Tag Archives: Tuscany

Testing the Coravin on Top Tuscan Wines: It Works!

Over a year ago, we met up with Greg Lambrecht, inventor of the Coravin. Trained as a nuclear and mechnical engineer at MIT and a drinker of fine wines, Greg was frustrated with the limitations of the wide variety of … Continue reading

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The Wines of il Molino di Grace

The Tuscan estate Il Molino di Grace is owned and operated by American Frank Grace with assistance from his son, Tim Grace. Purchased in 1995  this hillside estate consists of 100 acres of vines planted at 1000-1300′ situated just south … Continue reading

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Great Winemakers: Roberto Cipresso, Master of Brunello

Roberto Cipresso is one of Tuscany’s most illustrious enologists, wine writers and wine educators.  Although he is widely recognized and awarded for his winemaking and writing talents within Italy, he is not well known among wine enthusiasts in the United … Continue reading

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Cinghiale and Brunello: Love at First Sight

Cinghiale, or wild boar, is commonly found on restaurant menus throughout Tuscany and is famously paired with Brunello di Montalcino. We tasted several cinghiale dishes while traveling in Montalcino to prepare our upcoming report on The Wines of Brunello di Montalcino. Cinghiale … Continue reading

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Book Review: Brunello di Montalcino by Kerin O’Keefe

What wonderful timing. The University of California Press sent Kerin O’Keefe’s book on Brunello to review about two weeks before I was to set off to Montalcino. Her book is like others in this series—excellent writing about the region, the … Continue reading

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Rocca di Montegrossi New Releases

Rocca di Montegrossi is an old estate in the Chianti Classico region. The estate, which is located just south of Gaole in Chianti, consists of 100 hectares of which 20 are planted in vine, 20 in olive groves that surround … Continue reading

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Wine Classification: The Chianti Classico DOCG and Oregon AVAs.

In the International Wine Review’s tastings and travels around the world, we always encounter the question of how to interpret the classifications of wines found on the labels of wine bottles. We encounter this question once again as we taste … Continue reading

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