Italian Pick of The Week: Antonio Longanesi,

Tenuta Uccillino 2004 Burson Riserva, IGT, Emilia-Romagna The wines of the Emilia-Romagna have always been pushed to the background by the gastronomic delights of Bologna, Parma and Modena. Understandable when you factor in that for decades the region’s...

Emilia Romagna

Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva “Vigna Bucerchiale”, 2003, Toscana Of the seven sub-zones of the Chianti DOCG outside the Classico area, Rufina is the most highly regarded. Tucked into the foothills approaching the regional border with Emilia-Romagna...

Not Your Uncle Enzo’s Bonarda

Let’s set the record straight – Croatina is NOTBonarda, although in Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna that is how it is erroneously identified. Bonarda is a separate varietal that is extensively cultivated in the Piedmont, showing up in the Nebbiolo based blends...