Author Archives: Cosa Bolle in Pentola

About Cosa Bolle in Pentola

Italy boasts an astonishing number of varietals, denominations, and wines, and tremendous changes are sweeping the land. New wines are being created, new DOCs are being introduced, and the existing denominations are overhauling their regulations both to reflect the practices adopted by their member wineries and to favor improvements in quality. Even the most staid and stolid region can flower seemingly overnight, emerging with exciting new wines and wineries that require rewriting the enological maps and rethinking one's positions. And, of course, recipes too, because cuisine and wine are closely intertwined and it's difficult to imagine one without the other.

Michael Gschleier, An Altoatesino Who Grows Organic Apples In Montepulciano

Roberto usually writes about wine, but was bowled over by the organic apple juice produced by the Podere Fontecornino in Tuscany. Well worth trying! Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Lavaux, Vineyards On the Lake

Lorenzo Colombo takes us to Lavaux, to discover spectacular terraced vineyards overlooking Lake Geneva, and excellent Swiss wines. A nice trip! Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Churches, Abbeys and Secrets On The Hills of Siena

Annalisa Coppolaro and Göran Söderberg have written a delightful guide to the churches, chapels, and abbeys of southern Tuscany. A book to keep in the car, and check before you go on a drive, because they share all sorts of exciting discoveries. Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: The Maremma of the 70s, and Tortelli worth a Journey

Stefano takes us on a trip back to his childhood, to enjoy tortelli Maremmani (and more) the way they used to be prepared, but no longer. Except at Case Migliorini, near Campagnatico. Continue reading

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From Ponza to Castellabate: Visiting Some of the Most Beautiful Italian Wineries by Sail, with Garantito IGP

Luciano Pignataro takes us on a delightful cruise to enjoy and discover little known superb South Italian wines from top winemakers, and discover the islands and coasts besides. Come one, Come all! Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Il Presidio a Portomaggiore – We’ll Hear More Of Them

Carlo Macchi gets dragged to the flatlands of Ferrara to try a restaurant opened by a friend of a friend — a common and often cringe-inducing fate for restaurant critics — and comes away much, much happier than he expected to. Continue reading

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Garantito IGP – Montefusco’s Ristorante Beatrice at Montefusco: Food and Lace

Roberto Giuliani visited Montefusco to taste wines, but also enjoyed a memorable meal at the Ristorante Beatrice, and got to watch Maria Teresa Lepore weave lace in the traditional way, an art that is dying out all too quickly. Continue reading

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