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Events & Tastings

In this category of my wine blog Perlage Suite you will not find "only" i best wine themed events in which I participated, but also the most beautiful tastings I have done! In particular you will find tastings of Masterclasses to which I have been invited or of the best wines I have received at home! 🤩

Chiaretto di Bardolino DOC: preview 2022

Rosé wine, for me, is a wine that should have more space and the producers have the task of not debasing it with easy and mediocre products designed for an audience of consumers of spritz wine. Don't get me wrong: if it's easy to talk about drinkability ...

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Rosé wine: Author's masterclass in Bardolino

This morning I participated in an interesting Masterclass dedicated to rosé wine, where I was able to compare Chiaretto di Bardolino with other French rosé wines. I found this tasting very interesting and I must say that it gave me the opportunity ...

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Kellerei Bozen: the Lagrein cellar

I continue to tell you about my Vinitaly 2022 with a really very nice tasting that actually took longer than what I'm about to tell you, but I decided to cut the article dedicated to Kellerei Bozen dedicating it to Lagrein Alto Adige DOC why not .. .

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Tramin: Vinitaly tasting notes

Another winery from which I made a really interesting overview at Vinitaly 2022 is Kellerei Tramin, a jewel of South Tyrol. Winery known for its gewurztraminer - who have made it conquer a place in the hearts of fans of this ...

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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo from 2005 to 2017

Today for me the last day of Vinitaly 2022 and, among the many wonderful tastings, I participated in a vertical of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC Riserva Casauria “San Clemente” from the Zaccagnini winery. I did not know this company except by name and I stayed ...

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Amarone della Valpolicella wine from Tedeschi

Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG is a Veronese wine that I simply LOVE. Amarone wine is a dry passito made from native black berried grapes, the main ones of which are corvina, corvinone and rondinella. The name "Amarone" derives precisely from its being a ...

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Fontanafredda: a Barolo to be reborn

What is hope? I believe it is a positive message to give to someone when something is wrong. Hope can fit a big or small problem, it doesn't matter. To give hope is to tell someone that everything will be okay, and it is exactly this sentence that has ...

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Friulian wines in Milan with Go Wine

I love the bars in the elegant hotel lobbies. I like watching people coming and going, business meetings, fleeting appointments, stolen glances. I like tired faces, energy, music, stories. For me there is no better place to ...

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Battiato: invitation to travel for 2022

I have just finished watching "Caro Battiato - Invitation to travel" and I am immersed in a sea of ​​emotions and memories. Memories of two people who are no longer there: dad and grandmother Mira. So, for my first article of the year, I decided to freewheel with you. Of the...

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Lugana di sirmione: wine, food and territory

Lugana DOC wine also owes its success to its incredible geographical position: it is produced in Sirmione on Lake Garda. Made from turbiana grapes, also called Trebbiano di Lugana, it is a white wine suitable for a long evolution in the bottle. For...

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Pavia land of pinot noir thanks to Oltrepò

A truly excellent format to celebrate the wines of Pavia's surroundings: the right number of companies and the right number of wines for tasting ... even if I anticipate that I have chosen to make only classic method sparkling wines. This is why I was delighted to ...

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Nebbiolo al go wine: tasting notes

Nebbiolo is certainly one of the vines I love most and among the Piedmont wine tastings those organized by Go Wine are certainly my favorites. First of all they have the right size to taste all the wines in 2-3 hours well, then the proposed quality ...

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Veronelli Guide: the 5 best tastings 2022

Veronelli Guide: the 5 best tastings 2022

"Divine Venus and the five oenological forms of beauty" is the title of an afternoon in which the art treasures on display at Palazzo Te interacted with the best tastings of the Veronelli 2022 Guide. Andrea Alpi, Andrea Bonini, Gigi Brozzoni, Marco Magnoli And...

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Veronelli 2022: the 10 suns of the Gold Guide

Veronelli 2022: the 10 suns of the Gold Guide

I had already been to the Sole preview of the Guida Oro Veronelli several times, but choosing Palazzo Te in Mantua was the spring that made me consider this event "unmissable". I love Giulio Romano and Mannerism since the time of the Art School and I was already there ...

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Prosecco DOCG: Blend 2021 is more

Prosecco DOCG: Blend 2021 is more

A few days ago I told you about pre Blend 2021 in Alpago, at the Dolada Restaurant in Riccardo De Prà: a magical evening thanks to a superlative cuisine and wine symmetries carefully chosen by Umberto Cosmo di Bellenda among the wineries he distributes. Today instead ...

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Piedmontese white wines: thoughts on Gavi

At the first light of the morning, I find myself in my room in the B&B Il Poggio di Gavi to reflect. Thanks to the Gavi Protection Consortium, I spent a wonderful day full of ideas around the cellars of Gavi. This reflection on ...

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Slow Food, June Slow: Taste workshops

Slow Food brings out another delicious event perfect for an audience of "novice" wine lovers. The Island of La Maddalena in Sardinia becomes the dream setting of 4 June Slow events organized to be experienced in presence or at a distance ...

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Barolo: tasting notes of 20 wines to try

If I think of an extraordinary red wine, I immediately imagine a good bottle of Barolo ... that's why I was really happy to participate in this Go Wine appointment at the Starhotels Rosa Grand in Milan. In reality, the appointment was also dedicated to ...

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Feudi San Gregorio: 2021 Parade of 4 Irpinia wines

My intellectual honesty prevents me from saying - and writing - something I don't think ... so here I am telling you about the 4 wines of Feudi San Gregorio's "Parade 2021". I anticipate that there is a gem you should try, and how! However there is also a wine that I don't ...

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Sting: Tuscan wines by Tenuta il Palagio

Sting: Tuscan wines by Tenuta il Palagio

How nice to relax a bit by writing on my beloved wine blog while enjoying a glass of (red) wine! I literally spent a week on fire, between the Economic History exam on May 5th, the Food and Wine Law exam (I took 28 in ...

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Sex and bubbles: 10 things you (don't) really want to know

Sex and bubbles: 10 things you (don't) really want to know

The fashion of provocative photos where the bottle of wine that should be the protagonist is a superfluous side dish goes crazy on Instagram and it's all a flourishing of generous necklines, winking heels and turkey ass mouths to be stuffed even in the days away from ...

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Tenuta Mazzolino: a great Pinot Noir in Oltrepò Pavese

Tenuta Mazzolino: a great Pinot Noir in Oltrepò Pavese

Saturday morning I received a nice package from Tenuta Mazzolino, totally unexpected also because I wasn't expecting deliveries on the Saturday before Easter. The second beautiful surprise was to find the pinot noir not only vinified as a sparkling wine, but also ...

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Bolgheri Podere Conca: Rosso (not) goes well with everything

Bolgheri Podere Conca: Rosso (not) goes well with everything

Today, on the Tuscan vein that has been floating around in the blog in recent weeks, I decided to uncork the Bolgheri Podere Conca "Agapanto" 2018 in combination with a delicious Montisolana steak. Perfect choice to celebrate the first episode of my dedicated podcast ...

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Tolaini Al Passo Toscana IGT 2017 and Aisy Cendré: perfection

Tolaini Al Passo Toscana IGT 2017 and Aisy Cendré: perfection

You know when, almost by chance, you taste a food and wine pairing capable of thrilling you? Here's what happened Thursday night live on ClubHouse, when I held a beautiful tasting of Tolaini's "Al passo" Toscana IGT Rosso 2017 in the company of ...

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Carmignano DOCG: why (almost) no one talks about it?

Carmignano DOCG: why (almost) no one talks about it?

Last night I held a room on ClubHouse sul Carmignano and in particular I tasted the Carmignano DOCG 2017 "Poggilarca" and the Carmignano Riserva DOCG 2015 "Grumarello" by Artimino 1596. I want to give you a premise in all sincerity: I knew that Carmignano existed .. .

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Timorasso: from the vine to the wine, tasting Derthona

Timorasso: from the vine to the wine, tasting Derthona

To fully understand a wine it is necessary, first of all, to know the grape variety with which it is made. For this reason, when Federica of Aroma Wine Bar, the Enoteca di Tortona specialized in Derthona Timorasso, proposed me to talk about this wine, I accepted ...

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Ribolla giallo and smoked goose ham: perfection from Friuli

Ribolla giallo and smoked goose ham: perfection from Friuli

As? Did you ask me for three foods that I can't do without? Very easy: oysters, cheeses (especially blue cheeses) and goose (prepared in all ways, from foie gras to cured meats). These are my "gastronomic fetishes" and with them all the wines they create ...

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Brillat-Savarin PGI: when Burgundy meets Champagne

Brillat-Savarin PGI: when Burgundy meets Champagne

My vocation for wine goes hand in hand with my curiosity for cheese. I love making easy or unusual combinations and enjoying the company of both. A day can be good or bad, but if you end it with wine and cheese I'm sure it will have, in every ...

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Night before the exams The Franciacorta case

Night before the exams The Franciacorta case

On this night before the exams I want to share with you the paper I did for the Geography of wine production course in which I got the maximum score. I really hope that the exam goes well tomorrow ... in the meantime what do you think you'll find out ...

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Chianti: all the secrets of the table wine par excellence

Chianti: all the secrets of the table wine par excellence

On this sunny day when I am plagued by an epic neck pain, I decided to talk to you about a wine I care a lot: Chianti. When I think of this wine, Casalino comes to mind, a small village of 64 inhabitants in the Casentino forests, where I ...

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Milan Wine Week 2020: Lugana Masterclass

Milan Wine Week 2020: Lugana Masterclass

Last night I was a guest of the Masterclass "Il Lugana yesterday, today and tomorrow" organized by the Lugana Consortium within the Milan Wine Week at the splendid Palazzo Bovara which also has the advantage of having the metro stop right in front of the entrance. There...

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Wine-themed wedding: the 6 wines I said yes to ❤️

Wine-themed wedding: the 6 wines I said yes to ❤️

For a wine blogger organizing a wine themed wedding is a dream. It is said that brides get excited when they wear the right dress ... well I got excited when I chose the right wines, indeed when they chose me! I started with the preparations with ...

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Autochthonous is born: the 5 wines that I liked the most

Autochthonous is born: the 5 wines that I liked the most

Thursday 23 January 2020 I was, as every year, at the event "Autochtono si born" of the GoWine Association at the Hotel Michelangelo in Milan. Once again I found it a small and very interesting gathering event to discover some gems and confirm ...

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Buon Ricordo Restaurants Union: 3 new things you should know

Buon Ricordo Restaurants Union: 3 new things you should know

Today I want to talk to you about a rather greedy topic ... because I am sure that if you love drinking well, you also love eating well! Have you ever heard of the Buon Ricordo Restaurants Union? It is the first association of Italian restaurants born right here in Italy in ...

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Champagne: the secret revealed to become over a hundred years old

Champagne: the secret revealed to become over a hundred years old

It was from the evening when the dear Marco Chiesa had presented his book "Champagne Reloaded" in one of my favorite classic method sparkling wine cellars - San Michele, in the Brescia Montenetto - that I wanted to write an article about Champagne. Two weeks...

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Port wine: 6 things you may not know and 6 tastings

Port wine: 6 things you may not know and 6 tastings

In mid-September I was in Porto with my closest friend - and partner - Fabrizio and I was happy that he too was able to admire the magic of this city and taste these wonderful wines. When I hear about liqueur wines, particularly Porto wine, ...

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Valtidone Wine Fest: the triumph of Malvasia

Valtidone Wine Fest: the triumph of Malvasia

In this article I will not talk about wine. I will reserve all the tastings I did during the Valtidone Wine Fest for a future article, where I will be happy to share my notes and to tell you about the Malvasia wines (and others) that I liked the most. No, in ...

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Zidarich: tastings for Mare & Vitovska 2019

Zidarich: tastings for Mare & Vitovska 2019

Mare & Vitovska 2019 took place over a month ago, but due to a series of personal vicissitudes I found myself with "writer's block". This is why I decided to focus on the new edition of my bestselling book "How to become a Sommelier". Not...

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Tenuta Sant'Antonio: a spectacular vertical of Telos!

Tenuta Sant'Antonio: a spectacular vertical of Telos!

Here is a tasting that I did during this splendid Vinitaly 2019 that I have not yet told you about: a vertical of Telos Bianco from Tenuta Sant'Antonio to which Agnese from Wine Meridian invited me, whom I thank! The Télos project was born from the will of ...

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Malvasia La Tosa: a smile of heaven with irresistible aromas

Malvasia La Tosa: a smile of heaven with irresistible aromas

I admit it, I admit ... before having a boyfriend from Piacenza I was rather ignorant about the wines of Val Tidone. Of course, I had tasted more than anything, but the enormous potential of Malvasia raised in this area I had not yet understood! Instead, thanks ...

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Live in Milan: what do you think of cooperative wine?

Live in Milan: what do you think of cooperative wine?

One of the greatest pleasures of my life for me is writing, and doing it in bed, wearing only the underwear under a very warm duvet in a beautiful Sunday morning with the sun that gives the lake reflections of a thousand colors and penetrates from my ...

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Sicilian Marsala and Piacenza cuisine

Sicilian Marsala and Piacenza cuisine

When Antonio Montano asked me to be co-rapporteur of this evening on Marsala at the Restaurant Le Proposte in Corano, in my beloved Colli Piacentini, I was happy to accept. Sicily has always been in my heart, and I never tire of repeating it ...

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Red Woodpecker 2018: Do you know the new Valtidone wine?

Red Woodpecker 2018: Do you know the new Valtidone wine?

Saturday I went to the Picchio Rosso 2018 party dedicated to the new wine of the Valtidone winery. I always go willingly to this company because the people who work there are all exquisite and so I gladly combine my love of wine with ...

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I Drink So: 10 wines not to be missed in the 2018

I Drink So: 10 wines not to be missed in the 2018

The only thing I like about traveling by train is that it is very compatible with my life as a wine blogger: in fact right now I'm writing to tell you how my day went! Given that I have a hunger I would eat a Lilliput with all its ...

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National preview of Sylla Sebaste's Barolo Cru Bricco delle Viole

National preview of Sylla Sebaste's Barolo Cru Bricco delle Viole

Today I want to tell you about a company that I had the pleasure of discovering thanks to Fabio Carisio, Mr Art & Wine, when I was in Barolo last month (Read here the first episode of my #WineDiary on Barolo!). Sylla Sebaste was born in 1985 thanks to Tersilia ...

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The Duomo Market in Milan - Berlucchi Franciacorta Lounge opens

The Duomo Market in Milan - Berlucchi Franciacorta Lounge opens

Today I am writing to report this beautiful initiative dedicated to all lovers of Franciacorta residing or passing through Milan! Just now I received this email: We are happy to announce that Berlucchi has opened Berlucchi Franciacorta Lounge in Milan. The...

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Morbegno in the Cellar: a delightfully different event.

Morbegno in the Cellar: a delightfully different event.

Morbegno in Cantina: a delightful event organized in different ways. A provocative title mine, which I repeat to emphasize the concept of differently organized. But let's go in order: what is Morbegno in Cantina? I quote the official website of ...

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Loazzolo DOC: 30 years and not hear them!

Loazzolo DOC: 30 years and not hear them!

Sunday 22 June I was a guest of the Scaglione Family in the province of Asti on the occasion of the thirty-year anniversary of Loazzolo DOC and I participated in a wonderful dialogue on wine with other important personalities such as Antonello Maietta, President ...

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Forlì Beer Fair: that's enough, you broke the balls!

Forlì Beer Fair: that's enough, you broke the balls!

Well, the title is not the most elegant. I know, I admit it. But on Saturday night I turned my balls around with a twisting motion that made the solar system envy. Laura & Andrea call me to go to "Mastro Birraio - Craft Beer Fair", 2nd edition, in ...

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Welcome Brunello!

Welcome Brunello!

The 2010 vintage of Brunello di Montalcino and 2013 of Rosso di Montalcino were presented in the Tuscan wine capital, between the hills and cypress-lined avenues, perched houses and boundless vineyards. I had never been to this small medieval town of little ...

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Gino Fabbri and Peter Pan's dream

Gino Fabbri and Peter Pan's dream

Saturday afternoon I had the honor of being invited to the event organized by Gino Fabbri, World Pastry Champion, in his splendid shop in Bologna "La Caramella" on the occasion of the victory of the Pastry World Cup held in Lyon on the 25th. ..

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