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The (re)Birth of Cool (Vintages)

Tenuta dell’Ornellaia has a brief but storied history of winemaking, and is one of the great pillars of the Super Tuscan movement. The estate produces a variety of reds and whites, along with a grappa and an extra virgin olive oil. The flagship red, Ornellaia, is the crown jewel of the product line. When it […]

Wine Dinner with Mattia Scarbolo at Grand Vin Hoboken Monday 4.25.16

Do you like drinking clean and refreshing white wines? Do you enjoy hearty and muscular

Mattia Scarbolo, of Azienda Agricola Scarbolo

reds? If so, you should get it on the action with Grand Vin Hoboken’s inaugural winemaker dinner with Mattia Scarbolo, of Azienda Agricola Scarbolo in Friuli, Italy on Monday April 25th.

Mattia and […]

Interview with Filmmaker Tiziano Gaia on the Making of “Barolo Boys”

Rolling Vineyards in Barolo

This time of year winemakers in the northern hemisphere all over the world are picking ripe grape bunches from the vines and bringing them to the winery. The grapes are transformed into wine and in doing so tell the story of the land from whence they came. As it goes, […]

The Tutelage of Angelo Gaja

Angelo Gaja and the author

At a recent tasting in New York City, a group wine buyers, writers, and sommeliers gathered to participate in a unique wine tasting and lecture moderated by one of Italy’s most important wine pioneers, Angelo Gaja. Outside the Central Park Suite at Jumeirah Essex, spring still clinged to the […]

50 Years of the Good Stuff With Bertani, (Veneto, Italy)

Raisin wine? Exactly. For generations, Amarone della Valpolicella has mesmerized the throngs of thirtsy winos in search of the next best thing. While most people love Amarone for its rich profile of fruit and power, very few understand how it’s made and how it comes to be.

Six vintages spanning 50 years

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