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...

Snow in Franciacorta is a good sign for the 2013 vintage

Last week’s on the ground in Franciacorta is a good sign for the 2013 vintage: it means that the soil will have an extra reserve of water for the warm summer months when water could be scarce. It’s also a good start to a “balanced” vegetative cycle, with “four seasons”...

A “veil” of snow on the Franciacorta amphitheater

The staff at the Barone Pizzini winery arrived this morning to find a “veil” of snow covering the Franciacorta amphitheater. weather lombardy We’ll be reporting on weather and the progression of the 2013 harvest here on the blog for both Barone Pizzini (Franciacorta) and Pievalta (Castelli di Jesi). Stay tuned!

Brooklyn in da house: a wine list made to quench your thirst

The New York food and wine scene never sleeps. Even in the toughest of times, the resilient community there continues to grow and expand. We were thrilled to learn that Barone Pizzini Franciacorta is served at Almadira, a brand new “wine and food studio” in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, where the...

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...

Barone Pizzini at one of NYC’s hippest downtown Italians

Above: From the materia prima to the mise-en-place, Chef Andrew Carmellini’s cooking at Locanda Verde is authentic trattoria-style Italian, all the way. “Mr. Carmellini’s talent demands a bigger stage, and luckily for both him and us, Locanda Verde came along,” wrote Frank Bruni, restaurant critic for the New York Times...

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...