Dec 11, 2023 By Walter Hartman

Icons of Priorat Clos Mogador, c. 1989   In 1979, René and Isabelle Barbier saw opportunity in a land once dominated by vines and renowned in European capitals for its world-class wine – by 1979, the vines and the land had been forsaken. It’s hard to comprehend the singularity of their vision.   The hills […]...

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Dec 11, 2023 By Walter Hartman

Monteverro: Hitting Stride on the Tuscan Coast Hear the name “Tuscany” and most will think of Siena and the famous wine-producing regions around it along Italy’s central mountainous spine. Regions like Chianti, Montepulciano, or the world-renowned Brunello di Montalcino. But there’s been a revolution along the Tyrrhenian coast: Bolgheri was the epicenter of the revolution, […]...

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May 01, 2023 By Walter Hartman

We had friends in Rome, recent American expats, and we would go to visit them. While there, the four of us would venture out to explore the wonderful wines of Italy...

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