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Antinori

by winenews on Jul.22, 2009, under Reviews

Wines & Villas

Besides great tuscan wines, the Antinori estate offers the traveler comfortable, well situated apartments in classic old countryside villas.  Weekly and daily rates are available, and they can handle everything from couples to large families.  The estate is made up of several “clusters” of farm house type accommodations, plus a central office, restaurant, and recreation area. The restaurant is a very small, limited selection room used mostly for breakfast.  Nearby is a pool, tennis court, and fitness center.  The office staff is very helpful, and they have a computer available to check your e-mail, at no charge.
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The History and Wines of Carpineto

by winenews on Jul.22, 2009, under Reviews

HISTORY

Carpineto is a partnership between the award winning winemaker Giovanni C. Sacchet and the dynamic Antonio M. Zaccheo, offering a product line of wines spanning from the most prestigious Tuscan DOCG appellations to varietal specific wines of great structure as well as innovative proprietary blends. The winery is widely regarded as one of the quality leaders on the Italian winemaking landscape, exporting the majority of the wine production to over 30 countries worldwide. About 90% of Carpineto’s wine production is red wine, 65% of this being “riserva” wines that are aged three or more years before their release date. Since Carpineto generally ages their red wines six to twelve months longer than the minimum time required by DOCG appellation rules the cellars hold at least three consecutive vintages of wine at any given time. This long aging period has allowed Carpineto to build a reputation for high quality and consistency, vintage after vintage.
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Castello del Trebbio

by winenews on May.22, 2009, under Reviews

Castello del Trebbio was built as a fortress in the twelfth century for the Pazzi family. Its fame is due to the “Pazzi Conspiracy”, a plot organized by the Pazzi family in 1478 to kill their old enemies Giuliano and Lorenzo de’ Medici. In the fifteenth century ownership transferred to the Medici family who converted it into a villa. The current family purchased it in 1968 and have restored it respecting its history. The estate comprises about 60 hectares of grapes, 10.000 olive trees and native forest, a total of 350 hectares. A tour of the castle and the old wine cellars with wine and olive oil tasting is possible for groups with reservation.  Also part of the estate are apartments for rent by tourists.The cellars date from 1184, with the newest part of the castle being the courtyard that is about 600 years old.  The the current owners’ parents bought the castle in 1968, and after 20 years restoration, both passed away between 1988 and 1990. Only 2 of the 5 children decided to keep the estate and the castle.  One of them, Anna, lives in the castle with her husband Stefano, the winemaker of the company, along with their 3 young children. Anna is responsible for the wine marketing, and for the olive oil and saffron production.
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Louis Jadot

by winenews on May.22, 2009, under Reviews

Burgundy, and Nothing But Burgundy. 

We recently had the very distinct pleasure of touring the facilities of  Louis Jadot.  Their new (1996) vinification cellars in Beaune and in Beaujolais, as well as the creation of the CADUS cooperage and the purchase of Château des Jacques in 1996 underline the aim of controlling the quality of their wines at each stage of their elaboration.   Louis Jadot also entered into a partnership with a firm of coopers from South-West France to form the Cadus Cooperage, established in Ladoix Serrigny (5 km from Beaune). This ensures improved control over the origin of the wood and the preparation of the barrels.  Aging wine in wooden barrels is very important for the balance, aromas and the aging potential of a great wine.
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Tomassi Vinyards

by winenews on Oct.22, 2008, under Reviews

“TOMMASI Viticoltori” ( Tommasi vintners ) is a family viticultural firm founded in 1902 by Giacomo Tommasi. It is situated in Pedemonte, in the heart of the historic Valpolicella Classico region which extends to the northwest of Verona, Italy.  From grandfather Giacomo’s tiny vineyard, the Tommasi estate has grown steadily over the course of years and today extends over 135 hectares of hillside vineyard blessed by mother nature not only by a magnificent landscape, but more importantly by its perfect suitability for grapes.  The estate is run by the 4th generation of family operation, 6 members working together in complete harmony, each with his well defined area of responsibility.
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What is Everyday wine?

by winenews on Mar.11, 2008, under Articles, News, Reviews, Tips & Terms, Travel

Wine to enjoy every day without spending the high prices normally associated with collections. Since every person has their own palette,no expert opinion can define what that means.  If you like it, regardless of price, enjoy it!

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Creative Cuisine in Tuscany

by winenews on Nov.02, 2007, under Reviews, Travel

Castello del Trebbio was built as a fortress in the twelfth century for the Pazzi family. Its fame is due to the “Pazzi Conspiracy”, a plot organized by the Pazzi family in 1478 to kill their old enemies Giuliano and Lorenzo de’ Medici. In the fifteenth century ownership transferred to the Medici family who converted it into a villa. The current family purchased it in 1968 and have restored it respecting its history. The estate comprises about 60 hectares of grapes, 10.000 olive trees and native forest, a total of 350 hectares. A tour of the castle and the old wine cellars with wine and olive oil tasting is possible for groups with reservation.  Also part of the estate are apartments for rent by tourists. (continue reading…)

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