Three Days Plus Five Winemakers Equals a Great Italian Weekend

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to spend time with five established winemakers in northeastern Italy. My summary: WOW!             Nestled in Italy’s upper right hand corner is a small wine production zone called Collio. It is a crescent shaped area blessed with great terrain and near perfect weather conditions…

My favorite Valpolicella wine

This week, I am going to talk about an Italian wine maker I met in 1995. Giuseppe Lonardi is from a small village called Marano, about twenty minutes northwest of Verona. That puts him in the heart of the “classico” area of the Valpolicella agricultural zone. One of the fascinating things about Valpolicella wines is…