Finire in bellezza… The Beautiful Finish to Vinitaly

In Italian we say it is important to finire in bellezza, that is, to end things nicely, beautifully. It’s all about impressions and leaving a good taste in your mouth, so to speak. It’s what people remember, what they take away with them. And we can say that Vinitaly 2014 certainly ended with a bang!…

OK, I admit it, I like to sniff…

We are deep into it now, Vinitaly 2014. The heat is on, here in Verona – temperatures are record-breaking, and the wines are sweating. The refrigeration just can’t keep up with the sun beating down on the Verona fairgrounds. I’ve got to admit it, I prefer to sniff. The aromas are heady… I came to…

Peace in the Val d’Orcia

In preparation for the wine-lover’s all-time kermesse, Vinitaly, what does one do? One gets in shape in a weekend of wellness at a thermal spa, what else? (Can you hear George Clooney saying that ‘What else?’ or does George only do Nespresso commercials in his adopted home, Italy?) Days in the sun, and nights in…

Countdown to Vinitaly…. 14 days to go!!!

In just 14 days’ time, all the oenophiles in-the-know will descend on that Mecca of the grape, Verona! The city of Romeo and Juliet is the host to Italy’s great kermesse, VINITALY. Last year, over 145,000 people attended the 4-day event that showcases Italian wine, but not only – spirits and international wines as well!…