News Archives: Italy

Enzo Tiezzi of Montalcino: He Wrote the Book on Brunello (and Rosso)!

Enzo Tiezzi of Montalcino: He Wrote the Book on Brunello (and Rosso)!

In 1978, Enzo Tiezzi looked into a glass of Brunello and saw the future! He had been the full-time director for the Col d’Orcia estate in Montalcino since 1973 and was studying at night for a degree in enology. His graduate thesis, which earned him his Dottore title, Brunello di Montalcino and Its Prospective Future, … Read More

Pink Perennials: 6 Rosés to Drink Now & Into the Fall

Summer Ain't Over Yet! 6 Transitional Rosés from Around the World 2

‘Rosé Season’ is a quintessential occasion to celebrate sunny, summer days, and the opportunities they bring to share a bottle (or more) of this fresh favorite with our friends and loved ones. As we’re now amid some of the hottest days of the year, we’re really savoring pink potables of all styles, from bright and … Read More

100 Years of Azelia: Old, Stubborn Beauty in Barolo

100 Years of Azelia: Old, Stubborn Beauty in Barolo 18

The Bricco Voghera vineyard in Serralunga d’Alba is a punishing place to work in August. It faces full south, has a near vertical incline up 400 meters and can easily reach 100º in the summer months. In the spring of 2014, a season of unrelenting rain turned a challenging task into a near impossible one. The soil was so wet, and the conditions … Read More