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...

Philly Wine Festival

Another year, another Philly Wine Festival. Looking for this year’s Tudori, looking past the usual suspects. Seeing old acquaintances and making some new ones. Learning more than a thing or two from representatives who were not just pouring and picking up a...

Benini 2006 “Sassotondo”, Maremma Toscana IGT

Benini 2006 “Sassotondo”, Maremma Toscana IGT The Tuscan Maremma is becoming the place to go for lighter, softer reds, a contrast to earthy Chianti Classico and brooding Brunellos. In the airy hills of Grosseto province Sangiovese is known as Morellino,...

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...