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Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Wine events | 2 comments

‘Contrade dell’Etna’- change of location

‘Contrade dell’Etna’- change of location

‘Contrade dell’Etna’ ,the annual sicilian wine event on Mount Etna created by Andrea Franchetti, Etnean wine producer with his roots in Toscany has been held at his winery in Passopisciaro, contrada Guardiola since 2008. 2014 marks the change of  location. This year’s meeting of wine lovers and all the producers of wine from Etna is going to take place in another winery, not distant from the former one- the winery of Alberto Aiello Graci. Graci’s property is in the same town of Passopisciaro but on a different ‘contrada’,  Feudo di Mezzo, where the producer owns an old and ample ‘palmento’ , recently refurbished. The date of the event has been established for the 14 April 2014.     Pictures: above Alberto Graci and his property below picture from Contrade dell’Etna 2013, Andrea Franchetti...

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Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in News, Wine events | 0 comments

Wine Tasting and the Seminar dedicated to the wines of Etna- 9 Feb 2014

Wine Tasting and the Seminar dedicated to the wines of Etna- 9 Feb 2014

It’s the third time wine lovers and buyers meet to learn something new about the wines produced on Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. This seminar conducted by Pietro di Giovanni is dedicated to the white wines of Etna. The meeting once again is taking place on the slopes of Etna, in Villa di Bella, Viagrande on Sunday, 9 Feb 2014, from 10 am till 1 pm. The seminar will culminate with the wine tasting of Etna’s best white wines.   To book e-mail Natalie on : natalieetna@gmail.com   extra info on the site of Tenuta di Fessina:  ...

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Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in News | 3 comments

Robert M Parker, Jr and his 2014 prediction on natural wines

Robert M Parker, Jr and his 2014 prediction on natural wines

On the January 2,  Robert M Parker Jr tweeted his 14  ‘wine-related’ predictions for 2014. Here are some of them:                                 His third prediction: ‘the undefined scam called “natural” or “authentic” wines will be exposed as a fraud –( most serious wines have no additives) inspired Davide Paolini, the ‘gastronaut’ ( www.gastronauta.it ) to lead an interesting  discussion on radio 24 seeing as partecipants big shots involved in the bussiness of Italian winemaking such as:   LUCA D’ATTOMA | Winemaker, Producer LEONELLO ANELLO | Agronomist RICCARDO COTARELLA | Winemaker ANGELO PERETTI | Director of Consorzio Tutela del Bardolino e del Custoza and of an online magazine Internet Gourmet, Journalist ELEONORA GUERINI |  ‘Vini d’Italia’ by Gambero Rosso , supervisor ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI | Az. Agr. Arianna Occhipinti di Vittoria (RG) ANGIOLINO MAULE | Az. Agr. “La Biancara” di  Gambellara (VI), President of Vinnatur (Associazione Viticoltori Naturali- Association of Natural Winemakers) OSCAR FARINETTI | Eataly   Parker is world’s most important wine critic and the doles of...

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