Riecine Looking Forward: Tuscan Sangiovese Lineup

Reading Time: Sangiovese is where our palates meet, more specifically Chianti Classico. Charine and I don't always agree on wines except for fine Sangiovese from the heart of Tuscany. Riecine is no stranger to producing great examples. The oldest records know Riecine as belonging to a monastery but it wasn't

Antinori, More than Tignanello

antinori wines more than tignanello

Reading Time: If you consider yourself an Italian wine lover, then you'll likely have a visceral reaction when you hear the name "Tignanello". The internationally coveted Tignanello was released in 1974 with a 1971 debut vintage. It was the first wine produced in Chianti Classico that could not be classified

Super Tuscan Sangiovese

Tignanello Solaia Flaccianello Fontodi

Reading Time: In graduate school, two friends and I backpacked around Europe. We sat down for lunch in Lucca, Italy and enjoyed a liter of Sangiovese-based red wine. I was a wine enthusiast back then but a broke student. Most of my wine tasting experience consisted of cheap, supermarket wines.

Exotic Wine Travel’s 17 Wines of 2017

Exotic Wine Travel Best Wines 2017

Reading Time: 2017 marked the third year of our location-independent lifestyle and the second year of our wine career. It was a momentous year for us---in the span of 12 months, we authored and published our second and third wine book Sipping Santa Barbara and Cracking Croatian Wine, traveled to seven countries, and tasted