Marco Salerno

Marco Salerno

Marco Salerno

Marco grew up watching his father make wine and visiting his grandparents’ farms in Sicily and Calabria, which led to his fascination with traditional winemaking. He is now pursuing a career as a professional winemaker. Marco explores his deep love for Southern Italian culture by leading tastings in NYC and NJ, collaborating with Cirò winemakers on microvinification projects in Italy, and making natural homemade wine with his family in NJ. Follow him on his journey: marcuzzovino.com or @marcuzzo_vino

  1. Librandi: A flickering light in a dark past of Calabrian wine, with hopes of keeping on the lights

    Librandi: A flickering light in a dark past of Calabrian wine, with hopes of keeping on the lights

    Even though Calabria is one of the oldest wine regions in the world, it has had an obscured past unbeknown...

  2. The Ciró Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Artisanal Calabrian Winemakers Sweep Italy

    The Ciró Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Artisanal Calabrian Winemakers Sweep Italy

    Cirò is at the very center of a crucial wine transformation happening right now in Calabria, arguably Italy's most exciting wine region! But I, having Calabrian roots, am a little biased.
  3. Chianti Classico is Not Your Daddy’s Chianti, with Walter Speller and Poggerino Wines

    Chianti Classico is Not Your Daddy’s Chianti, with Walter Speller and Poggerino Wines

    To help me explain why, I asked for help from my friend, Walter Speller. Walter is the Italian Wine Specialist at the Jancis Robinson publication and has great command over Italian wine knowledge, yet he describes his insights with playful banter and intimacy.
  4. Claudio Sottile: Following NYC Dreams to Sicily and Back

    Claudio Sottile: Following NYC Dreams to Sicily and Back

    "...it's cool because there's these microclimates that exist within the valley that make growing wine there specifically very, very unique and different." -Claudio Sottile
  5. "Famous" Calabria: The Italian Wine Region Everyone Should Know, But Doesn't

    "Famous" Calabria: The Italian Wine Region Everyone Should Know, But Doesn't

    Calabria is not the “famous” Italian wine region that might come to mind. Sit back, have a glass of Calabrian wine and think again.
  6. Beneduce Vineyards: Jersey Proud

    Beneduce Vineyards: Jersey Proud

    Marco Salerno speaks with Mike Beneduce from Beneduce Vineyards about the potential of New Jersey wine.
  7. The Wine That Blew Up Pompeii: Ciro Giordano of Cantine Olivella on Vesuvio Wine

    The Wine That Blew Up Pompeii: Ciro Giordano of Cantine Olivella on Vesuvio Wine

    Vesuvio, also known as Mount Vesuvius, is home to wines of explosive flavor and historical controversy. Vesuvio’s legendary eruption of 79 AD destroyed the wealthy, coastal towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, though vines and enological tradition remained rooted.
  8. Bonaccorsi: Etna's First-And-Always

    Bonaccorsi: Etna's First-And-Always

    ValCerasa was one of the first wines to be imported from Mount Etna to the United States and for good reason.
  9. Salt, Capers and Volcanic Grit: Nino Caravaglio

    Salt, Capers and Volcanic Grit: Nino Caravaglio

    If you have heard about the Salina or Lipari islands, then it is probably because of their delicious Malvasia passito-, dessert-style wine. The Aeolian Islands, as they are collectively named, have a lot more to offer than sweet wine.
  10. Castellucci Miano: Born to be a Rebel

    Castellucci Miano: Born to be a Rebel

    Castellucci Miano’s wine is not a jock, a popular chick, but a rebel. By Marco Salerno.
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