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Delightful Soave

Spring 2013 in Europe – at least in northern Italy and much of France – has been pretty awful. Visiting friends who live in the charming village of Soave, known for its white wines, told me how difficult the growing season has been for their vegetable garden. Cold weather and rain brought not one but […]

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Decanter Magazine’s Fine Wine Encounter master class features Sassicaia vs Ornellaia: no contest

What can I say? These two super stars from Tuscany are already legends. Super Tuscans. Sassicaia is the original bien sûr, while Ornellaia came later. After tasting both wines, in several vintages side-by-side, I can understand, thoroughly, why legend status is more than appropriate for the former. Legend status escapes me for the latter. While […]


The next Super Tuscan?

Michel Rolland is advising a brand new property in Tuscany which aims to reach the level of quality and fame as Sassicaia, and it was an honor for me to be able to sample the four inaugural wines Domaine Monteverro has produced. All photos on this page copyright Monteverro Toscana. Many thanks to sales and […]

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