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Organic and Biodynamic Wines

Organic foods are becoming more and more popular as consumers are educated about the dangers synthetic fertilizers and pesticides pose to our environment and to our personal health.  We love picking up organic produce from small farmers at the farmer’s market, so why, in the world of wine, are organic wines often incorrectly assumed to Continue Reading »

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Farm to Table: The Importance of Soil Health

At Formaggio Kitchen, serious consideration is given to the impact of the land or terroir on each bottle of wine, wheel of cheese and bar of chocolate — for familiarity with soil and its composition yields a deeper understanding of the relationship between the Earth and our food.

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Millésime Bio 2012: Organic Wines in France

During a short stint from January 23rd to 25th, I had the opportunity to once again attend Millésime Bio, an annual organic wine exposition in Montpellier, France.

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Producer Profile: Azienda Agricola Pacina di Giovanna Tiezzi Borsa

If you are familiar with our wine philosophy, you will know how important natural, traditional farming is to us. In general, we have found that those winemakers who have a closer relationship to their land translate their terroir most authentically. Giovanna and Stefano are pioneers in their growing community, not only for their organic farming but also their commitment to tradition in both the vineyard and wine cellar.

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Part II: VinItaly ’10 – Memorable Tastings

One of the most memorable tastings I had at VinItaly was with Valli Unite, a cooperative I visited in 2006, located in the hills outside of Tortona (essentially in the DOC Gavi growing area).

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Part I: VinItaly ’10 – Checking In with Our Growers

During the second week of April, I had the opportunity to attend VinItaly – one of the largest and most well-attended trade shows for wine professionals – and two smaller, organic off-shoot shows: VinNatur and Vini Veri