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Interview with Angela Maculan of Azienda Agricola Maculan, Veneto, Italy

Brentino by Maculan. A harmonious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

The Maculan family has been one of the driving forces in shaping the landscape of premium Italian wines. Based at the foothills of the Italian Alps in northeastern Italy, Fausto Maculan has consistently garnered international praise for his wines.

On a recent visit […]

Get to Know Your Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc

As the spring months bring warmer weather, it’s convenient to brush up on our white wines. Grapes like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, and Riesling make ideal sipping wines to keep you cool as the mercury rises. Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most resilient grape varieties, which is why it’s grown on every winemaking […]

Wine for the Student meets Wine Tap

One of the things I love most about wine is that it brings people together. In some cases, it unites similar people from opposite sides of the globe. Such was the case a ways back when I had the pleasure of meeting Gus from Australia. At the time he was traveling the world visiting all […]

A Vertical Tasting of Tenuta dell' Ornellaia with winemaker Axel Heinz

The term, “super-tuscan”, has taken on many meanings. At its core, a super-tuscan is simply any wine from Tuscany. Most super-tuscans are produced from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and other grapes commonly grown in Bordeaux, France, however there are no rules governing the term, “super-tuscan”. Some of my favorite super-tuscans are actually produced entirely from Sangiovese, […]