Exploring the various parts of the wine world, from big brands to tiny artisanal producers, can be quite a study in contrasts. Shifting from the organic/biodynamic/natural wine fairs to the London International...
In Italy, we have a proverb: never change a formula that works. Vinitaly’s original formula—a combination professional exhibition and popular festival—has always worked, for 46 years … until now.
Editors' note: To close 2011, Palate Press: The online wine magazine will be featuring some of our top stories from the past year. Our fifth piece comes from columnist W. Blake Gray, exploring the idiosyncrasies of how the wine world defines sustainability.
The US is Italy’s number one export nation—and the Italians want to keep it that way.
Social media has become one of the most used buzzwords of the last several years—along with Google (as a verb), subprime, death panels, friend, un-friend, tweet, and of course, blog. Wine has its own set of buzzwords, of course, from biodynamic and sustainable to screwcap, critter label, and boxed wine. Put social media and wine together, and you have a possibility to dramatically shift the way we connect with and consume wine.
San Casciano, Tuscany, Italy - New Jersey native Anthony Finta brings wines from tiny Tuscan estates to eager U.S. consumers.