Brunello Champion Dies

February 21, 2019

Winemaker Gianfranco Soldera passed away from a heart attack February 16th. Soldera owned Case Basse winery in Tuscany, where his dedication to making fine wine reds shone in his devotion to maintaining the traditions of Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino. He was known for speaking up when he felt fellow winemakers were not upholding the region’s standards. So strong were his beliefs that after losing the equivalent of 6,000 cases of wine to an employee’s vandalism, he refused to accept donations of other wineries wine to make a blend to sell, for fear he would be fooling his customers.

Related Link: Gianfranco Soldera, Dedicated and Outspoken Brunello Winemaker, Dies at 82





Also in News

Top Riesling
Top Riesling

July 18, 2019

The most expensive wines made of the Riesling grape happen to be the same wines that populate a list of Germany’s most pricy offerings. Within the list, the Mosel has a stranglehold on the market with 6 of the 10 wines named being from there. Egon Müller takes top honors.

Continue Reading

Wine For The Planet
Wine For The Planet

July 16, 2019

Making wine can use a great deal of energy. Everything from making the bottles to transporting grapes can take a toll on the environment. Many winemakers are now making changes in farming and production to reduce their footprint. International Wineries Against Climate Change was created by Familia Torres and Jackson Family Wines to promote best practices.

Continue Reading

Fortified Strength
Fortified Strength

July 11, 2019

Although some would argue that there is declining interest in fortified wine, the top producers are still producing gems and not shying away from putting hefty price tags on them.

Continue Reading