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

April 22, 2017 |

April 27 Degustation dinner featuring Il Barolo Biologico di Brandini e gli altri vini della Morra at Osteria del Teatro!!!

Whew! Finally, time for the precursor to the start of the Wine Dine Shine degustation dinner season!  This...

April 20, 2017 |

Wine Dine Shine for 2017 Announced!

I’m very excited for the 2017 season of Wine Dine Shine, our Thursday night degustation dinners in Cortona!...

June 2, 2015 |

Wine-a-plenty at Expo 2015!

Have no fear, there is a ton of wine to try at Expo 2015 in Milano!!! The hubby and I just spent two quality days...

February 24, 2015 |

benvenuto brunello 2015 – the best of the 2010 vintage!

I’m baaaaaaack! And starting the year with quite a bang! I had the amazing opportunity to attend Benvenuto...

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