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Wednesday 10 February 2016

Tuscany

‘Father of Italian Wine’ Giacomo Tachis dies

The ‘father of Italian wine’, Giacomo Tachis – the oenologist who introduced the Super Tuscan to the world – has died in Italy at the age of 82.

Monday, February 8th, 2016 No Comments »

Chianti’s wild boar problem ‘out of control’

The plague of wild boar in the Tuscan vineyards of Chianti just won’t go away, as producers call for another cull.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 No Comments »

Top 10 fine wine trends of 2015

As we move into a new year for collectible drinks, we look back at the top 10 fine wine trends of the past 12 months.

Monday, January 4th, 2016 No Comments »

Two-star Tuscan chef takes over HK’s Grand Hyatt

Renowned Italian chef Gaetono Trovato will present a five-course tasting menu at Hong Kong’s Grand Hyatt in January, marking his fourth appearance at the hotel’s Grissini restaurant.

Monday, January 4th, 2016 No Comments »

2015 Chianti vintage ‘one of the hottest’ in last century

The average September and October temperatures across Tuscany were the highest seen in decades, reported one winemaker.

Friday, December 4th, 2015 1 Comment »

Fine wine in focus: 2004 Super Tuscans

With strong brands, good volumes and consistent quality, the Super Tuscans are driving the Italian category in the secondary market.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 1 Comment »

‘Who’s who’ line-up at London sale

A “who’s who” of fine wines will feature at Sotheby’s London sale on 15 July from Burgundy to Bordeaux, Tuscany and the Rhône.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 No Comments »

The Proust Q&A: Lorenzo Zonin

Italian winemaker Lorenzo Zonin opens up to db about cooking naked, having no regrets and drinking Le Pin with the Dalai Lama.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Guado al Tasso: a story of self-confidence

Reviewing 25 years of Guado al Tasso, estate manager Renzo Cotarella explains how the success of Cabernet Franc in Bolgheri helped to move away from an early Australian-inspired style.

Friday, May 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Biondi-Santi to skip 2014 vintage

One of Brunello di Montalcino’s most prestigious producers, Biondi-Santi, has announced it will not be producing a Brunello from the 2014 vintage.

Friday, February 13th, 2015 No Comments »

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