Franciacorta, a history by Darrell Corti (part 1)

Above: American “national treasure” Darrell Corti in Los Angeles in late 2012 with Wolfgang Puck. The following is the first part of our series devoted to the History of Franciacorta by Darrell Corti, one of the leading authorities on Italian wine in the U.S. ***** It was 1964. The vintage was considered “of the century” … Read more

Reply first flowers are a sign that the soil has returned to life

A note from the Barone Pizzini agronomist Pierluigi Donna: Here are the first flowers that announce the vine’s upcoming production. It’s a very delicate phase in which the interaction between all the essences present in the soil and the biodiversity of the organisms become active again after the winter break. With their presence and complexity, … Read more

Barone Pizzini & Pievalta at @FelidiaNYC

Above: Ever since it opened in 1981, Felidia in New York City has been a pioneer, leader, and benchmark for Italian fine dining in the U.S. and throughout the world (image by The Purple Passport). It’s difficult to overestimate the impact that Lidia Bastianich has had on gastronomic culture in the United States and on … Read more

Profiles: Silvano Bresciani, general manager Barone Pizzini & Pievalta

Barone Pizzini general manager Silvano Brescianini was born in 1967 in Erbusco (province of Brescia), in the heart of Franciacorta. Silvano’s grandfather was a local farmer and winemaker and he produced wine in Erbusco long before Franciacorta was recognized as one of the world’s leading appellations for classic method sparkling wines. After completing the prestigious FISAR sommelier … Read more