Category: Sangiovese

Quick Review: Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico 2017

Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG 2017 with wine in glass

One of my favourite producers of Chianti Classico is Ricasoli.  I was happy to receive a bottle of their Brolio DOCG 2017 to review.  I have reviewed and recommended past vintages of this wine, and I will continue to recommend it…

Recommended Wines from Around the World at VanWineFest 2020

Recommended wines from around the world during VanWineFest 2020

Although France was the theme country this year at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, there was a great contingent of wineries from around the world and from BC to pour their wines for us.  Below are wines that I enjoyed…

THE GLOBAL CRU Seminar at VanWineFest 2020

Flight of wines at The Global Cru seminar at VanWineFest 2020

What is meant by a “Cru” in wine?  The term “Cru” is most often used for the French classification system, but the “Cru” concept can apply to any vineyard region recognized for their superior wine quality. My last seminar during…

Emilia-Romagna’s Native Grapes Masterclass at VanWineFest 2020

Emilia Romagna Native Grapes masterclass

What do you know about the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy?  Where is it located?  Are there any foods or wines that are special in this area?  This is what I came to learn about the Emilia-Romagna Native Grapes masterclass at…

Enjoy Dessert with Vin Santo del Chianti Classico?

Vin Santo bottles on ice

What is Vin Santo? According to Wikipedia “Vin Santo is a style of Italian dessert wine. Traditional in Tuscany, these wines are often made from white grape varieties such as Trebbiano and Malvasia, though Sangiovese may be used to produce a…

Digging Deeper into Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione wines in glass at seminar

I have talked about the origins of the Chianti Classico Gran Selezione wines in a previous article, but there is always more to learn.  I was invited to attend a recent Masterclass on Chianti Classico Gran Selezione wines and I…

LATIN PASSION FOR TERROIR at La Terrazza for VanWineFest 2018

Latin Passion for Terroir menu

This special dinner at La Terrazza for Vancouver International Wine Festival we were able to experience the synergy of wines from Spain, Italy and Uruguay, evoking passion along with the culinary treasures created by Chef Gennaro Iorio. We sampled wines from…

ICONIC VALPOLICELLA at Cibo Trattoria for VanWineFest 2018

Serego Alighieri logo

This evening at this dinner we were invited to come taste over 600 years of winemaking history with MASI Serego Alighieri. Six wines from this historic estate were paired with a menu from chef Josh Gonneau of Cibo Trattoria, bringing a taste of…