2017: A look at the wine harvest season around the world

The 2017 vintage has been a series of ups and downs for winemakers all over the world. Early this year, most European countries were confronted with threatening and dangerous weather. Hail and frost are both quite dangerous for grapes, especially early on in the season.  France: Hot & Cold Cold temperatures and hail in April devastated many wine growers in ... Read More »

Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona: A Stunning Brunello di Montalcino

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Cellar

The lovely estate of Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona was built by Fabivs de’ Vecchis in the 17th century, the Bishop of Montalcino and the Abbot of Sant’Antimo Abbey. Today the domain is known for using Sangiovese grapes to produce some of the highest quality Brunello di Montalcino that Italy has to offer. Papal connections The estate was a palace at the ... Read More »

Tuscany: Home of Southern Italy’s Treasures


Tuscany is a viticultural region in Italy that is often whispered on the lips of wine amateurs and connoisseurs around the world. Home of the Super Tuscan, a term coined by wine critics, Tuscany is a jewel in Italy’s star-studded wine producing history. Tuscany is located in central Italy, and is home to the legendary Chianti region. Chianti is recognized ... Read More »

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