• by Stefania Vinciguerra 11/09/23

    Ten years and not feeling them

    The Essential Guide to Italian Wine turns 10 with the 2024 edition and we are all very proud of this. In ten...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 04/09/23

    On the trail of Gallo Nero

    The Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico was founded in 1924, which means that next year they will mark their first...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 28/08/23

    Remembering Mario Schiopetto

    An important person, a leading figure in Friulian viticulture, a pioneer of modern white wine in the region, who...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 21/08/23

    Silvano Formigli, a great professional

    From the beginning, great preparation, passion and enthusiasm were the basis of Silvano Formigli’s work and...

  • by Stefania Vinciguerra 14/08/23

    Happy summer break by DoctorWine

    As usual DoctorWine stops the week of the 15th of August and wishes you peaceful and restful days whether by...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 07/08/23

    Let’s talk about Pinot Grigio

    The geographic origin of this grape is not very clear, however, its ampelographic origin is that of a genetic...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 31/07/23

    Angelo, le roi Gaja

    That's him, Angelo Gaja, the now over-80 producer known worldwide as the father of Barbaresco and an icon of...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 24/07/23

    Remembering Giacomo Tachis

    If Tachis is considered to be the father of modern Italian winemaking it is because his ideas contributed to...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 17/07/23

    Food and wine

    No one has a magic wand to determine the proper “tastes” for food and wine pairing. There are many...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 10/07/23


    This is not an abstruse word but one that simply indicates an expressive association between two words that belong...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 03/07/23

    The rhetoric of emotion

    To define a wine as emotionally moving means taking a totally subjective opinion and expecting that what may move...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 26/06/23

    Unintentional fusion

    Cuisines today, Italian as well as the others, are commixtures that are the result of centuries of travels and...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 19/06/23

    Neglected wines

    Wine does not make itself and those who say it does (and believe it) do not take into account that wine is not...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 12/06/23

    Wines and ratings

    Assigning ratings to wines is the most concise way to state their quality but in our Essential Guide to Italian...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 05/06/23

    Marco Oreggia, one of us

    Marco Oreggia is probably the most skilled and famous extra-virgin olive oil critic in the world and with...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 29/05/23

    Romagna nostra

    We have all seen the images of the flooding that recently devastated the region of Romagna and which words cannot...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 22/05/23

    The varietal name on the label

    According to European Union law, to place the name of a varietal on a wine label it is sufficient that the wine...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 15/05/23

    Wines for the summer 2023

    Any tips to usher in the summer and start stocking up on warm-weather-appropriate wines? You can find them in the...

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