Posts tagged ‘Italy’

Conversations with an Italian Winemaker


Italian Winemaker

Originally uploaded by Rivard

Had a great conversation with the winemaker (and owner) of Croci Winery in Castell d’Arquato in Piacentini.

This gentleman is a passionate winemaker who has deep roots in his terroir. He loves his land and the wine it can produce and it shows.

He is a traditionalist but also very innovative as he is one of the very few Italian winemakers who makes icewine in Italy. I did taste his wines and was very impressed.

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October 7, 2007 at 8:32 am Leave a comment

La Dolce Vida


il Maido Vineyards

Originally uploaded by Rivard

A few days in Northern Italy to survey wineries to work with for the Asian markets has been an eye opener. This beautiful land rich in history and culture is truely a pleasure to be in.

The food and wine is without comparison. The Italian really know how to enjoy themselves are are proud of their heritage and their wine.

Anyway, I found a couple great wineries to work with in the Piacentini region, just south of Milan. I will be back soon I hope…

October 5, 2007 at 8:25 am Leave a comment


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