In his preview (below) of SparkleDAY, a sparkling wine tasting held each year in Rome since 2001, national Italian daily Il Messagero wine critic Fabio Turchetti calls the Barone Pizzini Franciacorta Nature one of the “masterpieces” that will be featured in the tasting flight.
“Extra fine bubbles,” he writes, “with aromas of crusty bread, almond, peach, prune, and citrus. Fresh but elegant on the palate with a salty finish that can’t escape the embrace of highly aromatic shellfish.”
This year’s event is Saturday, November 21 at the Westin Excelsior Hotel. At the gathering, the editors of Cucina & Vini present their 2016 wine guide.
Barone Pizzini is just one of the Franciacorta producers who will be pouring their wines on Monday, November 23, in Florence at the Loft, one of the city’s premier event spaces.
Beyond the walk-around tasting (4-6 p.m. for trade and press; 6-9:30 p.m. for consumers), there will also be tasting/seminars devoted to older vintages of Franciacorta and an overview/introduction of Franciacorta categories (brut, rosé, Satén, etc.).
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to taste Franciacorta and interact with Franciacorta producers (including Barone Pizzini) in Florence, one of Italy’s and the world’s greatest fine wine destinations!
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Barone Pizzini CEO Silvano Brescianini (above, right) has been traveling this week with a group of Franciacorta producers in Japan and he shared these photos.
That’s Mr. Honda (above, left) with Silvano at Faro in the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo where Mr. Honda serves as wine director. The restaurant currently pours Barone Pizzini Franciacorta Nature by-the-glass and will soon be pouring Pievalta Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi San Paolo by-the-glass as well.
In the words of Silvano, “I LOVE JAPAN!”
Nice work if you can get it, Silvano! ;)
Thanks to a friend who dined their recently, we were thrilled to learn that Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey has added Barone Pizzini Franciacorta Animante to the award-winning wine list at Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, Colorado, a wine program widely considered to be one of the best in the U.S. and the world.
Before opening Frasca in 2004, Bobby served as the wine director at the famed Little Nell in Aspen, CO and at the storied French Laundry in Napa Valley, California.
Today, not only are his restaurant and wine list held to be among the best in fine dining today, but many of his team members have gone on to author their own high-profile wine lists, like Frasca alumnus and fellow Master Sommelier Dustin Wilson, who later went on to oversee the wine program at Eleven Madison in Manhattan.
We couldn’t be more proud of the fact that one of our wines and a representative of Franciacorta now appears on this prestigious, taste-maker list.
Image via the Frasca Food & Wine Facebook.
We are thrilled to announce that in a season in which Barone Pizzini and Pievalta have already delivered a tsunami of accolades, Pievalta has brought home yet another with a “best in quality-price ratio” award from the editors of the Gambero Rosso Bere Bene (Drink Well) guide 2016 for its 2014 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Superiore Dominé.
This year’s theme for the Gambero Rosso “Animante” restaurant prize was “flavor and health.”
The award was conceived by Barone Pizzini CEO Silvano Brescianini and his team to recognize restaurateurs who seek “to celebrate their region and its food products through natural and healthy cooking, with utmost respect for the land, for the environment, and for humankind.”
Three restaurateurs were chosen this year for the award, which was presented last month by the editors of the Gambero Rosso restaurant guide 2016.
One of these was Vinceno Cammerucci (above), executive chef at the farmhouse restaurant (agriturismo) CàMì in Ravenna province (image via the CàMì Facebook).
“Camì’s philosophy lies in the concepts of simplicity and well being,” write the owners Vincenzo and his significant other Milena on their website.
“Taking care of one’s health through prevention at the dinner table is easy to do: It’s simply a matter of carefully selecting your ingredients, your cooking methods, and your healthy pairings.”
We’ll post on the other winners in coming weeks. Stay tuned!