Zidarich: Soulful Italian Wine from the Carso

Zidarich Italian wine carso

Reading Time: The stretch of land along the North Adriatic coast is one of the most soulful areas I've traveled through. The area includes the Croatian & Slovenian portions of Istria, runs through Italy. Carso is a small strip of land that hugs the sea and surrounds Trieste, Italy. It's

Fattoria le Pupille: More Than Morellino

Fattoria le Pupille

Reading Time: "What's it like to work with such a big personality in the wine world?" "She's actually fantastic and listens to input and gives some flexibility in the cellar," answered Ettore Rizzi. He's a fiery ambitious man who is deeply involved with the production at Fattoria le Pupille. Ettore also

Niepoort: Low Alcohol Portuguese Wine

Niepoort Vinhos

Reading Time: "Are you making low alcohol wines because you like them, or is it because it's what consumers are looking for these days? " Dirk Niepoort looked at me in the eye for a second before replying, "when it comes to these wines, I don't give a s@#!t about what

XXVI Talhas Mestre Daniel, Do Tareco

vinho de talha branco do tareco xxvi talhas

Reading Time: Wines made in small clay pots? In the Fall of 2019, the Wines of Alentejo took me through a one-week jaunt of cellars in this part of Portugal. During the trip, I visited a number of producers who are making wines in clay vessels. Portugal is home to

7 Řádků: Czech Natural Wine

7radku 7rows czech wine

Reading Time: Moravia is a hot region right now. It's located in the eastern reaches of the Czech Republic and over 90% of Czech wine is produced there. I'll never forget my first visit there in 2018. The rolling hills and endless sea of vines didn't make it seem like

Ronchi di Cialla: Schioppettino or Refosco?

Ronchi di Cialla Schioppettino

Reading Time: I've long been a fan of Ronchi di Cialla. This small, family-run estate is tucked away in the hills of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. They are responsible for single-handedly saving the grape Schioppettino from extinction. They are also home to their own subzone, Cialla. The Cialla subzone sits at the