Grandpa Ercole "Ercolino"

Categories: Stories

Generous and intuitive, with a great nose for wine; a businessman through and through, but honest. Even today, when I’m in the countryside, I run into men who tell me anecdotes about my grandfather. He was respected because he paid fairly and at times even more than fair. He knew wine and our cellar in…

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Vina Studija

Categories: Winetrotter

Simplicity and elegance in a friendly atmosphere is not easy to find in the world of wine, I like a lot the concept behind Vina Studja in Riga, in cold Latvia. Winebar, cellar and  and lessons with sommelier, in just a bit less than 100 square metres. I’m in a city with both Russian and…

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