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  1. Alberto Graci: Champion of Mount Etna Wine Traditions

    Alberto Graci: Champion of Mount Etna Wine Traditions

    Alberto Graci grew up experiencing winemaking through his grandfather who had made wine from family vineyards in central Sicily.  He was working as an investment banker in Milan when the death of his grandfather brought him back to Sicily and to wine.

  2. (A Vineyard in Irpinia)

    Three Women Bring Special Recognition to Southern Italy's Wine Regions of Irpinia and Sicily

    Our article introduces you to three important women in two of Italy's southern wine regions, each with different winery positions, but all working in regions less familiar to many lovers of good wine. The women are Ilaria Petitto, the CEO of Donnachiara winery in Irpinia, located east of Naples; Teresa Bruno, the owner of the Petilia family winery, also in Irpinia; and Barbara Tamburini, a consulting winemaker associated with a number of well-known wineries in various regions of Italy and now the head winemaker at Duca di Salaparuta in Sicily.

  3. 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.

  4. Artisanal Craft and Natural Wine in Alcamo, Sicily: Alessandro Viola and Luigi Stalteri

    Artisanal Craft and Natural Wine in Alcamo, Sicily: Alessandro Viola and Luigi Stalteri

    "Having visited Alessandro and Luigi back in 2018, I was given a first-hand look at how special Alcamo is. The quiet town on the glamorous Mediterranean coast is shadowed by a natural reserve sitting atop a mountain about 800 meters above sea level. This natural reserve gives birth to abundant pines, luscious green foliage and sweet fresh air. This is where Alessandro and Luigi’s vineyards are located." Marco Salerno

  5. Open the Treasure Box of Diverse Sicilian Wines with Tasca d'Almerita

    Open the Treasure Box of Diverse Sicilian Wines with Tasca d'Almerita

    For many years now, Tasca has been committed to Sicilian wine production, a leading example for family-fun wineries to take themselves to commercial heights, with the laudation around the world. 

  6. Summiting Mount Etna - The Revitalization of a Volcano's Ancient Viticulture

    Summiting Mount Etna - The Revitalization of a Volcano's Ancient Viticulture

    As the wines of Mount Etna have risen in quality and acclaim over the course of the 21st century, credit is due to the dedicated growers and producers who brave the unforgiving terrain of one of the world's most active volcanoes.
  7. What to Drink in 2020 ‘That Won’t Require I Go Back to Work’

    What to Drink in 2020 ‘That Won’t Require I Go Back to Work’

    "...we thought this would be a good moment to lay out how we scope out a wine store – what we look for, what we avoid – when we are looking for wines that won’t break the bank." Dorothy J. Gaiter & John Brecher
  8. Eduardo Torres Acosta's volcanic wine journey from Tenerife to Mt Etna Sicily

    Eduardo Torres Acosta's volcanic wine journey from Tenerife to Mt Etna Sicily

    Eduardo Torres Acosta took the bold move of moving from his home in Tenerife to Sicily and is a making animated, terroir focused wines on the north side of Mt. Etna.
  9. 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
  10. Donnafugata, Tasca and Kubrick: Our Odyssey Into a New Sicily

    Donnafugata, Tasca and Kubrick: Our Odyssey Into a New Sicily

    "I just took a sip of a wine and I feel like I stepped into darkest space." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher on channeling Stanley Kubrick and the rebirth of the Sicilian wine industry.
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