I had the rare opportunity today to visit one of the largest winemaking facilities I know of in the area, located here in Cortona just outside of San Lorenzo! The Antinori Santa Cristina facility. This building has intrigued me for years. Built just after we moved here (finished in 2006), it sits quietly in the countryside off the main road going between Cortona and Montepulciano. The only reason you might notice it, besides the large entrance,...Read More
Menu for Wine, Shine & Dine 5/22/14 featuring Folonari Chianti Classico w/special guest Giovanni Folonari at La Loggetta
This week’s Wine, Shine & Dine event in Cortona on Thursday, May 22nd will feature Chianti winery Folonari. Reservations for the dinner are required, these fill up quickly, contact me to reserve your space! These are the wines they will be pouring at the free tasting from 4 -8 p.m. in front of Molesini Wine Shop in Piazza Repubblica. And here’s a sneak peak at the menu for the wine tasting dinner that begins at 8:15 p.m. at La...Read More
This week’s Wine, Shine & Dine event in Cortona on Thursday, May 8, 2014 will feature Montalcino winery Col D’ Orcia. The season has officially started! Well it really did last week but I was far away on vacation so I am kicking it off with a bang tonight in Cortona at Piazza Repubblica in front of the Molesini Wine Shop for the free tasting from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. And here’s a sneak peak at the menu for the wine tasting...Read More
Yep, that’s right folks, I have the dirt on who we are featuring in Cortona for the Wine, Dine & Shine Thursday night tasting dinners this season! Check it out and reserve early, contact me if you’d like to attend!!! See you...Read More
Sometimes I just feel like the luckiest girl in the world to be surrounded by so many great wine regions here in Italy. Add that to being friends with local winemakers and wine shops and the result is invites to some pretty spectacular wine tasting events! Tonight would be a wine paired dinner like no other. We would be tasting 16 different Rosso di Montalcinos and Brunellos that had just been released, paired with amazing dishes at Ristorante...Read More
Menu for Wine, Shine & Dine 10/3/13 featuring Chianti from Marchesi Antinori at Locanda Pozzo Antico!
This week’s Wine, Shine & Dine event in Cortona on Thursday, October 3, 2013 will feature Marchesi Antinori with a selection of their Chianti Classico wines! With over 600 wines from all over the world, Antinori is one of the biggest holding winery companies out there and impressively making great wines. These are the wines they will be pouring at the free tasting from 4 -8 p.m. in front of Molesini Wine Shop in Piazza Repubblica along with...Read More