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King Of Italian Wine Families: Marchese Piero Antinori

Reprinted from John Mariani’s Virtual Gourmet Newsletter ( “When Marchese Piero Antinori first produced a single vineyard blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc in 1978, it was a wine that deliberately diverted from government regulations as to what grapes

Perfect Piedmont: A 5-Day Gourmet Wine Tour

This A&B escorted private tour is designed for gourmands and wine aficionados alike, highlighting the outstanding Piedmont wine estates of Barolo, Barbaresco & Barbera. DAY 1 – BAROLO’S PIONEERS This designed as a springtime Piedmont wine tour! Barolo is dubbed

Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines – 2015

Wine Spectator’s recently published list of Top 100 wines of the world includes 18 great offerings from Italy. Among those in the Top 10 were il Poggione (#4) a Brunello di Montalcino of 2010 vintage and and Amarone from Masi(#8)

Wine Spectator’s Top 100 (2015) – Vino d’Italia

Wine Spectator’s 2015 rating of the Top 100 Wines of the World includes 18 selections from Italy. Ranging in price from $195 per 750 ml bottle to $20 (Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna) the group includes both fine and value

Venice’s Best Wine Bars (and Pubs)

“For those looking to take advantage of the social scene in Venice, or perhaps even for those who will need a break from all of their tourist activities, there are plenty of bars to choose from in Venice. Wine bars

The Ultimate Tuscan Wine Escape…

The Ultimate Tuscan Wine Escape By Aielli & Benevento | Thursday Departures | Four Nights | 2016 Departures March- April –May – October-November “This is a six star experience!” Aielli & Benevento’s “Tuscan Wine Escape” is a five-day getaway designed

Bolgheri area Ristoranti

Known as the ‘Hidden Tuscany” Bolgheri boasts great wine estates and some very good eating establishments… Here are few of the highly rated restaurants in Bolgheri area… > Enoteca Tognoni (Bolgheri) A: Via Lauretta 5, 57020 Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci. Tel#:

Vino 101: Prosecco

Prosecco is a sparkling frizzante (or still) wine, made from the Glera grape. The most common style of Prosecco as we know it comes in the sparkling style. It is not the methode Champenoise (fermented in the bottle), but rather

A&B Tuscan Wine Escapes…The Best in Concierge Travel

Aielli & Benevento’s “Tuscan Wine Escape” is a five-day, perfect getaway designed as an exceptional touring experience for those who have never been to ‘Bella Toscana’ as well as those seasoned travelers who consider the vineyard region an old favorite.

Valpolicella 101: A great every day Red + Tour Info

Chianti is more well-travelled. Barolo is the certifiable king. And now some savvy Italian wine drinkers have begun to flock to Brunello di Montalcino over the last decade. Overlooked amongst Italian Reds is one of the more drinkable every day

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