Ascoli Piceno

Cantine dei Colli Ripani Passerina “Ninfa Ripana”, 2004, Marche Verdicchio has been the shining star of white wine from the Marche since Fazzi-Battaglia hit the market with its fish shaped bottle over thirty years ago.Lesser known whites were pushed even...

Emidio Pepe Montepulciano

Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d’Abruzzo “Torano Nuovo”, 2001, DOC, Abruzzo Every now and then I come across a bottle that can only be described as an Al Pacino wine – you know, an experience that moves you to say “..hooo ahhh”, like the...

L’Angolo di Vino Fondo Antico

Sicily, Part II The Gambino winery sits in the shadows of Mount Etna near Linguaglossa, its terraced vineyards sloping toward the ring of towns that circle the still active volcano. The high altitude, tufarous soils are home to a range of indigenous varietals that...