Vranac or Vranec? It doesn’t matter, you will love them both!

Vranac (Serbian and Croatian) or Vranec (Macedonian) means “black stallion”. With a name like this, you can assume that this is a grape variety that is capable of producing very powerful wines.   According to Jancis Robinson MW on her book “Wine Grapes” co-written with Julia Harding MW and José Vouillamoz “it is the most […]

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My three favorite wineries from the Republic of Macedonia.

  Earlier this year (January) I had the opportunity to visit the Republic of Macedonia for the first time. For those of you who don’t have any idea where it is, the Republic of Macedonia is bordered by Serbia to the north, Bulgaria to the east, Kosovoto the northwest, Greece to the south, and Albania to the west. In other words: In […]

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Michael Mondavi Family State: Generational Winemaking.

Last month, the Michael Mondavi* family came to Boston. Only Isabel (Michael’s wife) didn’t make make the trip, so we had the opportunity to have a very interesting conversation with Michael, Rob, and Dina during an intimate dinner at the Bistro du Midi. Below a couple of tasting notes and some thoughts captured by dear […]

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A list with the top 24 Klout scores in the wine industry. (revised (04/04/14)

I prepared a list of the 24 #winelover-s (people who love wine and that dedicate – a lot of – time to talk about it!) They are the top people in the wine industry and I’m very proud to be part of it. Are you a #winelover? You should be on this list… but to […]

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Benvenuto Brunello 2014. A special coverage for #winelovers by Cristina Moretti.

Very busy times… So this year I couldn’t make to the famous “Benvenuto Brunello” event in Montalcino, Italy. Luckily, for all of us #winelover-s, we have Cristina Moretti. She took the time to write about the experience and her personal “selection of the tasting”. This is what she had to say… “The “Anteprime events” in […]

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The official program of the 2nd anniversary of the #winelover community.

I’m very proud to announce… The official program of the 2nd anniversary of the #winelover community! 14 February Meet at 10:30 at ExpoMittelSchool of Trieste (Via San Nicolò, 5) Meeting with winemakers of the Carso and tasting of indigenous varieties: Vitovska, Malvasia Istriana and Terrano. Seminar: Prosecco or Glera? The name Prosecco is tied to the […]

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The 2013 year end list with the top 22 Klout scores in the wine industry.

Just like in many sports, what matters most, is how you ended the year… That’s when champions are crowned!  Following the same concept, I prepared the 2013 year end list with the top 24 #winelover-s (people who love wine and that dedicate a lot of time to talk about it!) http://klout.com/#/friends/lists/thewinehub/winelover-s – To be part […]

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“Why You Like the Wines You Like: Changing the way the world thinks about wine.” by Tim Hanni, MW

 ”Why You Like the Wines You Like:  Changing the way the world thinks about wine.” This is one of the best books I’ve read recently. Tim Hanni, MW (and #winelover) brings a different approach to the way we should appreciate the theme of our passion: Wine. According to its Amazon description: ” It introduces the […]

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How to say “cheers” in many languages. A guide for the #winelover.

If you are a #winelover, when traveling, it’s a always a nice gesture to say “cheers” in the language of the country (or region) that is hosting you. Here is a helpful guide to have the guide handy and, as a bonus, you get a picture of a prominent #winelover of that place. But, before we […]

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The 2nd anniversary of the #winelover community.

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you already know that know that… We will be celebrating the second anniversary of the #winelover community in the city of Trieste!!! As we did on (and around) Valentine’s day this year in Umbria, on February 14th, 15th and 16th  2014, we will be tasting wines and […]

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