News Archives: Italy

Paolo Scavino: Barolo is the Family Business

Paolo Scavino: Barolo is the Family Business 1

Part I: Paolo Scavino: Tradition in the Heart of Castiglione Falletto Part II: Paolo Scavino: A Passion for Terroir The most remarkable thing about Enrico Scavino is that even today, this man ever longs to make better Barolo. Decades at the helm of his family estate, founded in 1921, have already proven him a leader in the … Read More

Three Days in the Langhe

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The vines that ensconce the hills of Italy’s Langhe region, deep in the heart of Piedmont, produce some of the world’s most incredible and age-worthy wines. The view from one of these hills encompasses a panorama of towns topped with medieval churches and clocktowers, underscored by rows of vines stretching as far as the eye can see. Over … Read More

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