We welcome Alessia Riccieri to the show this episode to hear of the Gagliole family wines from Chianti Classico. This 37 acre property, owned by Monika and Thomas Bär, lies in the Chianti Classico region of Italy. One part of the vineyards, totaling 10 hectares, is in Gagliole (Castellina in Chianti). The vines are predominantly planted on age-old terraces, studded with olive trees among the vine rows, a method of crop-cultivation in use since the Middle Ages. The beautiful property produces the following wines, which we taste here in this episode: Continue reading
If you love those balanced wines of Northern Italy, you’ll enjoy tuning in this week to hear Andrea Costa of Marenco Vini discuss his family winery in Strevi, a southern province of Piedmont, Italy. This is where Moscato di Asti shines. Andrea is the fourth generation to be involved in his family winery , which is located in the Monferatto region. Costa’s mother and two aunts are also still active in the day-to-day operations.
Hear more about the prized Moscato and Brachetto wines, along with their full range of Piedmontese grapes from still to sparkling, white to light red into deep rich red. Stay tuned for a tasting with Andrea in the coming weeks, as well.
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The conversation flowed at Osteria Langhe this week as we spoke with owner and veteran wine expert Aldo Zaninotto. The Italian born Zaninotto talks about his Piedmont focused Chicago restaurant, his background in the world of wine and why this astounding northern Italian region deserves undivided attention.
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