Wine

Gragnano is gently sparkling, low in alcohol, perfumed of violets, with a distinct taste of grapes and nuances of berries

Gragnano: All In My Brain Remix

When psychedelic rock great Jimi Hendrix wrote “Purple haze, all in my brain “, I am pretty sure that the distinctive pomegranate-toned foam of...
Along La Strada del Sagrantino in the Heart of Italy’s Green Heart (Part One)

Along La Strada del Sagrantino in the Heart of Italy’s Green Heart (Part One)

It was poet Giosuè Carducci who gave Umbria the title, “green heart of Italy”. And for good reason… Umbria truly is a lush, verdant region literally...
Nebbiolo, the Valtellina's wine

Nebbiolo, the Valtellina's wine

The perfect harmony of Valtellina's mountains produces a native wine famous worldwide, called Nebbiolo. Valtellina's vineyards are considered a...
50 Trivia Facts About Italy (Part 1)

50 Trivia Facts About Italy (Part one)

The Tuscan Muse will take us on a journey among the most interestings facts of Italy. Fitfy things which will follow in three parts. Trivia is always...
Mastroberardino Vineyards Cultivates the Ancient Vines of Pompeii  (Part 1)

Mastroberardino Vineyards Cultivates the Ancient Vines of Pompeii (Part 1)

In 1996, Mastroberardino Vineyards in Campania was appointed by the archaeological superintendent of Pompeii to conduct extensive research in an on-...
Taste the wines of Cinque Terre

Taste the Wines of Cinque Terre

Visit the Public Wine Shop of Lunigiana and Liguria, in Castelnuovo Magra (La Spezia), to taste the Cinque Terre's wines: the white wines Vermentino...
The vineyards of the Oltrepò Pavese

The vineyards of the Oltrepò Pavese

The history of wine is deeply rooted in Rovescala, there are many vineyards here that are over 100 years old, producing a truly excellent wine. The...

Canevino, wines and corkscrews

Canevino is a small town in the Upper Oltrepò Pavese and here wine is a thing! From the monument devoted to Saint Colombanus to the Museum of...
Spectacular Antinori Winery Built Deep in a Tuscan Hillside

Spectacular Antinori Winery Built Deep in a Tuscan Hillside

Buried underground and nearly invisible to the eye, the Antinori’s new Cantina just north of Florence is introducing a new wave of architecture by...
Spotlight on: Chianti Country – In Search of the Black Rooster

Spotlight on: Chianti Country – In Search of the Black Rooster

Sitting proudly in the heart of Chianti country is Greve in Chianti, renamed in 1972 after the area’s inclusion in the Chianti wine district. Almost...