Harvest will begin shortly after August 15

A note from Barone Pizzini vineyard manager Pierluigi Donna: The evolution of the analytic overview is evolving very rapidly. Nature is making up for time lost during the cold and rain in the spring. We’ll be able to begin picking just after August 15. In other vintages, the grapes were already in the cellar by […]

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Nathan Smith @dolcenathan and his remarkable Italian program in Houston @DolceVita_HTX

In the words of PUNCH magazine, one of the nation’s leading wine and spirits publications, “Dolce Vita [in Houston] rises above the rest thanks to the influence of wine director Nathan Smith [above], who’s curated an exclusively Italian list with lots of classics and affordable esoterica. Though meant to pair with Dolce’s Neopolitan pizza and […]

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Barone Pizzini at @ParkTavernSF

There are so many fantastic places to eat in San Francisco these days and many consider the city to be the leading U.S. destination for fine dining and food and wine. We were thrilled to learn that yet another great restaurant in San Francisco, Park Tavern, features the Barone Pizzini Franciacorta Brut on its excellent […]

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Alfonso Cevola aka @ItalianWineGuy contemplates Franciacorta

Above: Wine writer and Italian wine industry veteran Alfonso Cevola has had Franciacorta on his mind. Alfonso was the winner of the Vinitaly International Prize for 2013. Barone Pizzini general manager and Franciacorta Consortium vice president Silvano Brescianini has asked the blogmaster to share the following post with readers of the Barone Pizzini-Pievalta blog: “Franciacorta […]

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Barone Pizzini Franciacorta Nature “is a master piece,” writes leading Italian wine writer Fabio Turchetti

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, […]

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