After 4 generations, the Piccini family's #1 rule hasn't changed, “It is not how much you do, but how much passion you put in the doing.” Watch this video to see ‘una passione di famiglia’ in the vineyard & winery.
Some of the grape names may be tongue-twisters, but the wines are certainly delicious. Learn how to pronounce the key grapes as Alison Napjus is joined by Jean-Fréderic Hugel and his late father, Etienne, from one of the region's top producers.
How is a bond forged between a winemaker and a vineyard? Featuring Giuseppe Vaira and shot in Piedmont, this video is from Julian and Camille Rodier of Wayland, MA. SEE ALL THE FINALISTS at WineSpectator.com/videovoting
Which grapes and wine styles are leading the new wave of Israeli wines? Find the full story, Surprising Quality from an Emerging Region, in Wine Spectator's Oct. 15, 2016 issue, at newsstands starting Sept. 13.
Melini was the first winery to make a single-vnyd Chianti Classico in 1969. What can you expect from 100% Sangio Grosso and how does it mature? Bruce Sanderson tasted with Marco Galeazzo, longtime Melini winemaker who has since passed on the role.
Cool-climate regions are great for aromatic varieties such as Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Check out chilly Central Otago Pinots as Prophet's Rock winemaker Paul Pujol joins Wine Spectator's Gloria Frazee.
How is 100% cacao different from your average chocolate bar? Get the answer, along with tips for enjoying cacao, from Owen Dugan, Wine Spectator features editor. Find the full article in our Oct. 15, 2016 issue, at newsstands starting Sept. 13.