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

Maria Pia Castelli

Maria Pia Castelli

Reading Time: "Stella Flora is named after my grandmother, a strong but sweet woman who worked in the vineyard until she was 89," Maria Pia Castelli tells me. In normal years, I'd be having this conversation in person, preferably in the vineyard or cellar. This year is far from normal,

Torre Bisenzio

Torre bisenzio italian wine umbria

Reading Time: It's no surprise that we love Italian wine, from all parts of the country. In recent years, I've traveled to some lesser-known parts of Italian wine country including Valle d'Aosta, Puglia, and Sardegna. However, outside of Montefalco Sagrantino, Umbria still remains a blind spot on my radar. When

Italian Wine From Gemma

Gemma Wines

Reading Time: Delicious Italian wine at affordable prices. Over the years, we've been making frequent trips to Friuli-Venezia Giulia, where we've gotten to know Damiano Meroi. He comes from a winemaking family and is passionate about great wine. We were instantly drawn to his enthusiasm for great wine. In