Tuscany's North Star

Tuscany's North Star

Here, winemaking is simple. It is driven by intuition, experience, and talent.

Each bottle of Ampeleia is its own little masterpiece.

Floribeth Kennedy
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Oddero by Any Other Name?

Oddero by Any Other Name?

For lovers of Piedmontese wines, the name Oddero is synonymous with both quality and history. Most would be surprised there is not only one Oddero in the Langhe
Josh Shapiro
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Terre Nere Rosso: Volcanic Power with Burgundian Grace

Terre Nere Rosso: Volcanic Power with Burgundian Grace

We love island wines, and we love wines grown on volcanoes. Therefore it stands to reason that we especially love wine from volcanic islands . . . and we do!
Beau Rapier
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Amorotti = Beauty and Nature in Abruzzo

Amorotti = Beauty and Nature in Abruzzo

“This is the next Conterno” or “it tastes just like Raveneau” are the kinds of hyperbole I hear all the time. But sometimes, every once in a while, they are right on. This was the case when I was introduced to the beautiful wines of Amorotti.
Floribeth Kennedy
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Featured: 80 +1 is a Magic Number

Featured: 80 +1 is a Magic Number

This is a wine story unlike any other. Fate and circumstance meeting up with dedication and tradition, just an hour outside of Italy’s most famous city. The nuns had been working for decades, unknown to the wine world. But Giampiero found them, created an authentic and dedicated relationship with the Sisters that has greatly impacted the wines. 
Maggie Scudder
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Meet the New Matriarchs of Barolo: Piera and Paola Rinaldi

Meet the New Matriarchs of Barolo: Piera and Paola Rinaldi

We try to share these special events with you as often as possible. And just last Friday we had a great one! Many of our friends and neighbors joined us to taste with Paola Rinaldi, the winemaker at Barolo’s Francesco Rinaldi e Figli. It was magical.
Joshua Cohen
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Looking forward to the week ahead in San Francisco- December 9th, 2019

Here we are, two week out from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, Festivus...you name it! That means it's time to stop putting off those last minute gifts and get shopping for same tasty tipples for everyone. Don't forget to treat yourself too!
Zachary Moss
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