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  1. Marco Nicolosi of Barone di Villagrande: An Etna Bianco Pioneer

    Marco Nicolosi of Barone di Villagrande: An Etna Bianco Pioneer

    Grape Collective talks with Marco Nicolosi of Barone di Villagrande about the family's unique place in the evolution of the Etna wine region and the particular suitability of the terroir to producing elegant expressions of Etna Bianco.

  2. Elena Walch’s Schiava: A Derided Red Grape Gets Its Due

    Elena Walch’s Schiava: A Derided Red Grape Gets Its Due

    John was simply looking for some drinkables – inexpensive, easy-drinking wines we could pop open and enjoy without much thought. He went to a trusted store’s online site, narrowed the search to 2019 and 2020 – we wanted these to be young and lively – put in the maximum price and sorted from least expensive. His goal was to buy a mixed case so we’d get a discount.

  3. At the Foot of The Mountains: Interview with "Barologirl" Giulia Negri

    At the Foot of The Mountains: Interview with "Barologirl" Giulia Negri

    Young but wise-beyond-her-years, Giulia Negri talks about finding her footing in Barolo.
  4. Women Winemakers in the Piemonte-Langhe: The "Curse" Upended

    Women Winemakers in the Piemonte-Langhe: The "Curse" Upended

    We study women winemakers in major wine regions and what facilitates their success in the male-dominated field of winemaking. Reporting on prominent international wine regions where women are receiving increased recognition as winemakers is of particular interest.
  5. The Native Grapes of Umbria: Luca Baccarelli of Roccafiore

    The Native Grapes of Umbria: Luca Baccarelli of Roccafiore

    "...we can offer a kind of new proposal of wines, offering new varieties because the indigenous varieties from Umbria are almost unknown in the shadow of the big Tuscany wines or maybe other wines from Italy. So for many reasons Umbria is really interesting." Luca Baccarelli
  6. Kalyna Monnoyer of Casa Raia on authentic Brunello

    Kalyna Monnoyer of Casa Raia on authentic Brunello

    Monty Waldin talks to Kalyna Monnoyer of Casa Raia about making organic, low intervention Brunello di Montalcino.
  7. The Volcanic Wines of Basilicata: Emanuela Mastrodomenico of Mastrodomenico Vineyards

    The Volcanic Wines of Basilicata: Emanuela Mastrodomenico of Mastrodomenico Vineyards

    "It is important to respect nature and the care of the vines. Only in this way, in my opinion, can you have extraordinary results in the cellar." Emanuela Mastrodomenico
  8. Francesco Cirelli Is Walking on the Wild Side in Abruzzo

    Francesco Cirelli Is Walking on the Wild Side in Abruzzo

    "In Abruzzo, the king and queen are Montepulciano and Trebbiano, so we have been cultivating these grapes for thousands of years." Francesco Cirelli
  9. Aroldo Bellelli of Bisci on the elegance of Matelica Verdicchio

    Aroldo Bellelli of Bisci on the elegance of Matelica Verdicchio

    "So, if you want to make it very simple you have: Matelica with higher acidity, higher minerality compared to the Jesi area and from the area of Castelli di Jesi, a much easier drinking wine." Aroldo Bellelli, Winemaker Bisci
  10. Giacomo Tincani of La Basia and the wines of Valtènesi

    Giacomo Tincani of La Basia and the wines of Valtènesi

    "Groppello is our grape, it's the grape, and actually our region is defined by its presence. It's a very, very tiny area where this grape still exists..." Giacomo Tincani of La Basia
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