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Castelli Romani

Castelli Romani – Rome winery tours

Castelli Romani are the hill towns and villages perfect for Rome winery tours approx. 20km South East of Rome, many of them with an ancient history (often older than Rome!) and with a rich offering of local food and many great wines. These hill towns are located in the Alban Hills (Colli Albani), a landscape created by […]

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What about Puglia

When recently asked by a customer about a region that we felt was under enjoyed Paolo Biron partner at Into the Vineyard said Puglia and had the following response. I have over the past weeks been considering and looking into some options, spoken to a few guides, and considered a number of different approaches for […]

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300-years -Chianti-Classico

This year Chianti celebrates its 300th birthday. But why only 300 years? Surely Chianti wine is as old as the region’s hills? After, all viticulture in Tuscany can be dated back to Etruscan settlements in the 8th century B.C. However, as regards what we now know as Chianti Classico, it all started 300 years ago. […]

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Piedmont fall 2016

  Spend Fall with us in Piedmont “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…” Keat’s Ode to Autumn could have been written with Piedmont in mind: from its dramatic hills and atmospheric early morning mists come the Nebbiolo grape, which gives birth to some of Italy’s finest red wines, including Barolo and Barbaresco. Italy’s second largest […]

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Puglia – Off the Beaten Path

Pristine beaches, an azure sea, pearl white villages, and thousand-year old olive trees twisted into tortuous shapes set against blood red earth and fields of wild flowers. Bordered by the Ionian and Adriatic seas, Puglia forms the heel of Italy’s boot and is perhaps the country’s best-kept secret.   Loved by Italian holiday-makers, but somewhat […]

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Pairings

There is no doubt that the most well know wine pairing is the combination of red wine and Cheese, but why do these two sublime individuals work so well together?   There are many similar examples of pairings where astringent meets fatty like the reuben sandwich and pickle combination, sushi and ginger, even olive oil […]

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Last Minute Travel Ideas

There is no question that the fall is a wonderful time for travel.  With the heat of the summer having passed and the harvest in full swing you can enjoy less traffic, amazing fresh ripe foods and wineries in production as they pick and crush for next years vintage. With August fast approaching and September […]

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La Cabotte – Point of Interest

In many of the great vineyards of Burgundy one will see small round huts called Cabottes. Often disregarded, these unique pieces of architecture not only served a practical purpose but also often provided a particular clos (cloistered vineyard) with a wonderful architectural element to make for an even more appealing visage.  Half art half shed this building […]

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On the Road with Christina in Spain

Our Travel Advisor extraordinaire Christina Hartigan recently returned form a research trip to Spain and has some new-found insight into why Spain and its wines pair so wonderfully with travel.   Barcelona is a vibrant cosmopolitan city, with incredible art, music, fashion, architecture and food scenes to explore.   Luckily for us, it is also a […]

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