57 experiments: how scientific research changed viticulture of Lazio

In the 80s, Lazio’s wine culture was not remarkable for its achievements and was rather an outsider. The main reasons were that manufacturers set their minds on quantity but not quality, the typology of the soil was not studied, and many of the vines were simply not cultivated. After comparing this depressing situation in Lazio…

The power of Luca Maroni

Why do you want to be recognized as an expert in your field? After visiting event Roma Hortus Vini, organized by Best Italian Wines and Italian wine analyst Luca Maroni  I realized that the most attractive, the most appealing of all reasons is power. The power which permits you to not follow common rules. To…

Priorities and modern vision of Tancredi Biondi-Santi

Tancredi represents the seventh generation of the family Biondi-Santi, one of the most celebrated winemaking company in Italy. Growing up in the family of  famous winemakers, he did not take anything for granted: “I’m grateful to be able to hear my father and grandfather talking about wine, the opportunity to see two different philosophies and…

Must see in Tuscany: count’s vineyard just 30 minutes from Florence

Count Filippo Contini Bonacossi represents the fourth generation of the winemakers. He made his first bottle of wine at the age of 8. No wonder that wines of his family owned Tenuta di Capezzana receives International awards and high 92+ points all the time. Fascinating the history of his wine area, Carmignano. How the area…

5 things that surprise foreigners in the attitude of Italians to the wine

This post in the Italian language is at mangiaebevi.it The ancient Romans were not just conquerors. They brought in every sphere a culture that could unite the Empire. The language was probably the most important. But also the Romans planted grape vines in the conquered territories in order to rally people even more. That’s why…

«Forget about the grape variety! Think about the territory where it grew» – 5 valuable thoughts from the Italian wine experts

Enology – wine science. Riccardo Cotarella is one of the most famous, even legendary oenologists of Italy, president of the association Assoenologi, co-founder of Famiglia Cotarella winemaking company. Paolo Lauciani is a sommelier, author of articles in Bibenda magazine, professor at the Italian Sommelier Foundation (FIS).  Paolo Lauciani (left) and Riccardo Cotarella Here are 5…