News Archives: Italy

Undiscovered Italy: The Classic Brunello of Enzo Tiezzi

Undiscovered Italy: The Classic Brunello of Enzo Tiezzi 3

Let’s talk about Italy. Let’s talk about the old, undiscovered Italy that people think only existed 50 years ago: the pre-Internet Italy, the one you couldn’t possibly know without going there and getting a hot tip on a small, family winery from a friend of a friend. As it turns out, this Italy is still … Read More

Terenzuola: Where the Alps and the Mediterranean Meet

Terenzuola: Where the Alps and the Mediterranean Meet 1

At once both Tuscan and Ligurian, the wines of Terenzuola reflect the duality of their terroir. The vineyards face the Mediterranean, which provides warm sun and cool breezes, but also find themselves in the Apuan Alps (a subzone of the Apennine mountain chain), which provide freshness and complexity. The resulting wines dance on the palate with … Read More

Terre Nere: An Eruption of Elegance from Etna

Terre Nere: An Eruption of Elegance from Etna 9

Etna is erupting. On December 3rd 2015, that was the word from Sicily. To most people outside of the wine world, this would be alarming news, accompanied by visions of ash flying through the sky and lava slowly snaking down the mountain, destroying everything in its path. The pictures from this most recent eruption were spectacular … Read More

2016 Skurnik Wines Montalcino DI

2016 Skurnik Wines Montalcino DI

Each winter, the Italian portfolio has the great pleasure of offering our customers the new releases from Montalcino. This year, we are thrilled to bring you our lineup of 2011 Brunello and 2010 Brunello Riserva!  All of the great classic Skurnik imports are on offer, including Siro Pacenti, La Colombina, Mocali, Tiezzi, and Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona. Relatively new … Read More