Category Archives: Friuli

Wine Two Five

What fun–click here to listen to the W25 podcast featuring Sassi Italy Tours!

As is well known around here, we’re huge fans of the WineTwoFive podcast because it gives you a look at the inquisitive, geeky side of wine culture without all the huffery and snootery that much of serious wineblogging and wine social-media’ing is known for.  It’s informative without being snobby, entertaining without missing what really matters to wine drinkers.

Lucky for us, I got to appear on the podcast this week, talking about the importance of wine travel, getting outside our touristy comfort zones, and digging into the *real* Italy and the wonderful wine culture you can find off the beaten path.  Give it a listen!

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Winemaking Art

The art is definitely found in the glass, but not only in the glass.  Walking around an Italian wine producing house,  you’re struck by how ubiquitous, how ever-present the beauty can be.  Even something as simple as the results of a de-stemming process can captivate.

Help Monfumo

If you can spare a few dollars to help an artisan winemaking family rebuild their vineyard, the wine gods will bestow some good karma upon you.  We donated, you should too!

Interview With Luca Comello

An interview with my friend Luca Comello of The Winefathers that gives a deeper understanding of their project to bring artisanal Italian winemaking to the forefront.  Great work they’re doing to spread awareness for winemakers that wouldn’t otherwise get noticed by importers, distributors, and the wine buying public.  All that, and they afford folks a chance to have a row at a vineyard named for them or even get to stay for free at the vineyard?

Great stuff!