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Wine Chat

I spent this past Monday, a holiday known as “Pasquetta” or “little Easter” in Italy, with friends in Siena, chatting over a long lunch to

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Rocky limestone vineyard
Tuscan geology

Wines with a Sense of Place

Wine lovers, the press and winemakers themselves like to talk about “terroir-driven” wines, a vague expression that I transcribe as “wines with a sense of

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Grape bunch on old grapevine
Grape harvest

The Growing Season

Today it’s sunny, windy and cold, and although we need rain at this time of year, the weather is perfect for pruning. I only own

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Map of Tuscan geology
Viticulture

Age Is Irrelevant

“Age is irrelevant,” tweeted a fellow wine professional yesterday, in the context of a discussion of vineyard soil quality. While I applaud her lack of

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Villa Pera Tuscany
Grape harvest

Lush

One of the best aspects of our move to Villa Pera, which will become home to the Fanciulle Vini winery as well as to me

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Bottles of Burgundy wine
Viticulture

Taste What Terroir Means

Tuscany has some glorious terrains, with the potential to make wines on par with great Burgundies. We’re also blessed with an indigenous varietal—Sangiovese—that can make

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