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.
- Calabria is not the “famous” Italian wine region that might come to mind. Sit back, have a glass of Calabrian wine and think again.
- Monty Waldin talks to Kalyna Monnoyer of Casa Raia about making organic, low intervention Brunello di Montalcino.
- "The late ‘80s and the '90s was a fashionable period for oaky wines. Everyone was looking for more structure and more color, because the market wanted those qualities. We tried to maintain our tradition." Nicolò De Ferrari in conversation with Monty Waldin
- An interview with rising star winemaker Francesco Bordini of Villa Papiano in Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
- Chianti is probably the most recognizable Italian wine varietal in the States. Even as a college student, well before I learned anything about wine, I knew enough to correct a misguided friend who asked for “kee-yan-tee.”