Harvest has begun in Maremma…
Brunello di Montalcino / Harvest 2017 / Maremma / Morellino

Harvest has begun in Maremma…

Here’s a note on an unusual photo taken by Fattoria dei Barbi owner Stefano Cinelli Colombini last week when they began harvesting the red grapes on the Tuscan coast. It will still be a while for harvest to begin Montalcino. But picking isn’t far off… A highly unusual image from this year’s harvest (above). This … Continue reading

Barbi Morellino di Scansano: Comfort food in a glass…
Maremma / Montalcino / Morellino

Barbi Morellino di Scansano: Comfort food in a glass…

It was just another humdrum Thursday night in Houston this week when I decided to make a simple dinner of pan-fired steak, white rice dressed with Parmigiano Reggiano and extra-virgin olive oil, and a red leaf lettuce salad tossed with extra-virgin olive and red wine vinegar. At our house, it’s what you would call comfort … Continue reading