Nature is Always in Command

"Nature is always in Command." Michele Braganti, Monteraponi I get chills when I hear Michele speak about his vineyards.  He has such a uniquely focused vision about what his land can do, how he will allow h...

On Context, Art and Sagrantino.

"Wine is bottled poetry." I have always loved this R.L. Stevenson quote, because it so perfectly sums up the root of our fascination with wine.  Every bottle has something to say- in essence each vintage is the...

Amaro Exotico

Italian Amaro.  Theis bitter-sweet liquid that seems to propagate in every town all over the country, based on what curative and aromatic herbs and spices are available locally.  The tradition of Amaro is both ...