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Castellare di Castellina, Chianti Classico

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An “eco-friendly” vineyard in Tuscany The estate Castellare di Castellina was founded in 1968 by the merger of five wineries. Since the late 1970s it has been owned by Paolo Panerai. After he took over Paolo developed a great interest in the autochthone varieties and he focused his vineyard plantings particularly on the Sangioveto (a noble and old version of ... Read More »

In Memoriam: Baroness Philippine de Rothschild

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Ingreat sadness, the Rothschild family announced the passing of the family matriarch, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild on Saturday, atage 80. The grand dame of Bordeaux anda wine-industry powerhouse, Madame de Rothschild– as she preferred to be called –was president of the supervisory board and controlling shareholder of the house of Baron Philippe de Rothschild. Included in the portfolio of this ... Read More »

Cordero di Montezemolo, family tradition in Piedmont

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The essence of Barolo The winery Cordero di Montezemolo was not always known by its current name. Its history began in 1340, when Pietrino Falleti became the owner of the town La Morra and consequently also owner of the vineyard Monfalletto. Over the following centuries the family continued to expand its holding, which were later divided again as a result of ... Read More »

Borgogno, Tradition in Barolo

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An Ancient History in Barolo The name Borgogno has always been associated with the production of wine in the Langhe region of Piedmont. In fact, the winery dates back to 1761, when it was founded by Bartolomeo Borgogno. His wines very quickly found their way to the great tables of Italy. In 1920 Cesare Borgogno took over the estate. With ... Read More »

Prunotto, between Barolo and Barbaresco

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The history of the estate Prunotto dates to 1904 and the creation of the cooperative “Ai Vini delle Langhe.” Indeed, first participant in the cooperative, Alfredo Prunotto purchased the estate twenty years later and gave it its name. With the help of his wife, the house quickly gained in reputation and began to export their wines worldwide. Prunotto, at that ... Read More »

Monteverro, French styled wines from Tuscany

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A German entrepreneur produces French styled wines in Italy: an uncommon blend that begs for an explanation Georg Weber studied Business Administration in Lausanne, Suisse, and had always shown an interest in fine wines. His favorite holiday destinations were Bordeaux and Napa Valley. But the ultimate defining experience that turned him into a true wine lover was the chance to ... Read More »

Biodynamics or Biological ?

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In the maze of possibilities: Biodynamics or biological and what Bordeaux thinks of it   Wine enthusiasts argue about the differences between conventional, organic and biodynamic wine making. In general, it is difficult to put the different approaches into boxes. The methods of conventional winemaking and natural wine making couldn’t be any more different. Numerous estates that work with biodynamic ... Read More »

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