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The Italian Wine Podcast and more travels with Robert

Back to Biondi-Santi

The ghost of Dr. Franco presides over this mythic Montalcino estate as a new team takes over


Got Pecorino?

How a Nutty Professor brought back central Italy’s trendy old/new grape

Robert discussing wine and South of Somewhere at Rizzoli Bookstore, New York

Talking South of Somewhere and drinking Southern in New York

Giving a talk at Rizzoli bookstore is unlike anything else

Robert Camuto presenting at the Matera Film Festival

From Matera to the Big Apple

I spent last weekend in one of Europe’s oldest towns

Why the South of Italy and why now?

Here's a hint...

The Purist

Cristiana Tiberio is a force of nature in the heart of Italy

Robert Camuto and Sabatino Di Properzio

Sunshine and the last of Summer

In Italy September has opened with perfect temperatures, clear sunlight and a general mild climate that makes me wish it would last forever.

Generazione Vulture in Basilicata

The Ultimate Southern Italy Roadtrip

South of Somewhere Video Trailer (Part 3: The Road)

pizza kitchen in Vico Equense

Amazing Vineyards to Dazzling Pizza !

South of Somewhere Video Trailer (Part 2: The Bounty)

Count Louis-Michel Liger-Belair

Waking up Old Burgundy

My summer Burgundy interlude ends with a visit with a pretty cool Count Liger-Belair

A Trendy Burgundy White for Summer

Burgundy is one of those staid, timeless places you don’t associate with fashion. But in recent years a new/old white grape and wine has come into vogue.

See the Video Trailer: South of Somewhere (part 1), on the Sorrento peninsula south of Naples

It’s so easy to fall in love with parts of Southern Italy

Jacky Rigaux and Bruno Clavelier

Are you a “nose” or “mouth” taster?

Drinking terroir in Burgundy

Italy’s Heroes of Summer

Dramatic vineyards from Amalfi Coast to the North Piedmont

What’s my biggest guilty pleasure ?

Do I have one? Not sure. But thanks to Alfonso “The Italian Wine Guy” Cevola for including me in his "By The Bottle" series of interview Q&As with wine scribes. Good questions that got me thinking. Check out my responses on topics from the last great wine I drank, to guilty pleasures, to my fantasy dinner party and more.

Read "By The Bottle" by Alfonso Cevola

Monica Raspi - Pomona

New-Gen Chianti Classico Part 3: Pomona’s Monica Raspi

The veterinarian-turned-vintner achieved success with Sangiovese by learning to understand what the vines were telling her

Caravaggio to Chianti Classico

I’ve had a great time touring Tuscany this spring. Not the least of which was an overnight in Florence with my wife—with the mission of visiting the Ufflizi Gallery before the tourist hordes returned in summer.

Angela Fronti of Istine, interviewed by Robert Camuto

There’s a New Generation in Chianti Classico

After Carmignano, my next stop on the Tuscan trail last month was Chianti Classico. I mean is there a great wine that is more Italian?

Free at last in Tuscan Vineyards

As Italy just started to open after its long Covid hibernation, I got the jump on things in April and headed south to Tuscany for a few days.

Pio Boffa Piedmont Wine Patriarch

Pio Boffa, Piedmont Wine Patriarch, Dies of COVID-19

I hope this is the last COVID obituary I write.

Robert Camuto tribute to Chianti’s Barone Sonnino

A tribute to Chianti’s Barone Sonnino

Taken by Covid still in his wine prime

What if you were a sommelier and lost of your sense of smell?

French wine pros react.

The Covid Diaries

Part 1: Home Alone in my Covid cave

Regaining smell after covid

The Covid Diaries

Part 2: Recovering my nose after a Covid KO

whats next after covid ?

The Covid Diaries

 Part 3: Post-Covid lessons for 2021