La Porta di Vertine in the U.S.

A blog devoted to La Porta di Vertine in the U.S.

Above: The Tabard Inn in Washington, D.C. is not just another historic and storied hotel of our nation’s capital. It’s also home to one of the best wine list’s in the city (image via the Tabard Inn’s Facebook). Let’s be honest: Generally, when you come across “historic inns” and “bed and breakfasts” in America, you …

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Ever since it launched in 2012, Grape Collective – the multi-media, online magazine devoted to wine — has driven the “wine conversation” in new and exciting directions. Its motto is points of view, not points: In a wine writing world dominated by ratings and scores, Grape Collective has been a true breath of fresh air for …

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More and more these days across Italy, young professionals are discovering wine as a means to socialize and to visit Italian wine country. The Italian Sommelier Association — known as AIS — hosts classes and tastings in nearly every major Italian market. These well attended events are favorites among the new generation of Italian wine lovers. …

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In the course of researching the origins of the place name Gaiole in Chianti this week (more on that later), I came across a wonderful 1833 survey of the village in the Dizionario Geografico, Fisico, Storico della Toscana (Geographic, Physical, and Historical Dictionary of Tuscany) by Emanuele Repetti, one of the most renowned Tuscan historians …

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