Deconstructing the wines of Italy, the regions of Tuscany and the D.O.C. of Cortona, one glass (or more!) at a time.

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Being surrounded by many regions and wineries, I'm fortunate to have the chance to taste at least few different wines a week. Here are some of the most recent wines I have tasted and reviewed.

Menu for Wine, Shine & Dine 8/28/14 featuring La Manella at Trattoria Dardano!

This week’s Wine, Shine & Dine event in...

A visit to Antinori’s Santa Cristina!

I had the rare opportunity today to visit one of...

Pieropan degustation dinner at La Loggetta

This week’s Wine, Shine & Dine event in...

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IMG_4048_1I do private tours specializing in local wineries to the Cortona and Montepulciano regions, social media, manage our vacation rental Casa bel Posto, as well as help out with our growing olive oil/balsamic business L’arte dell’Olivo, collect shoes and paddleboard every chance I get.  In my spare time I am an active part of the local wine industry attending all the tastings and events I can as well as well as trying to get to know the local winemakers and help support the Cortona D.O.C.

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Recent Blog Posts

June 29, 2017 |

Wine Dine Shine tonight!!!

Looking forward to tonight’s Thursday night degustation dinner in Cortona at one of my fav restaurants!...

June 3, 2017 |

Fantastic Thursday Wine Dine Shine at Tonino’s in Cortona!

What a beautiful setting we had for this past week’s Wine Dine Shine Thursday degustation dinners in...

May 10, 2017 |

Wine Dine Shine May 11, 2017 in Cortona featuring Barone Ricasoli at La Loggetta!

This Thursday’s Wine Dine Shine tasting event at one of my fav locals, La Loggetta featuring the Barone...

April 29, 2017 |

Wine Dine Shine May 4, 2017 in Cortona featuring Fattoria Selvapiana at Pane e Vino!

Here is the degustation menu for the evening, let the season...

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