Posts Tagged ‘wine’

Isabel Legeron, MW, on the Appeal of Natural Wine- December 13

Wednesday, December 13, 2pm EST on The Connected Table LIVE on W4CY

She’s France’s only female Master of Wine and only one of 354 MW’s worldwide. She’s been named “Wine Women of the Year” in Paris and is recipient of the Madame Bollinger Award for Excellence in Tasting. Her website refers to her as “That Crazy French Woman,” which is also the name of a TV show she’s hosted and her blog. We’re talking about Isabel Legeron, Founder of RAW Wine and author of “Natural Wine: An Introduction to Organic and Biodynamic Wines Made Naturally.”

By day, Isabel, consults for London’s Bibendum Restaurant & Oyster Bar in Kensington, Elliot’s in Borough Market and The Richmond in Hackney. She also founded the wine education program at Divertimenti Cookery School, in London, and has consulted for several luxury hotels and resorts. Isabel’s latest claim to fame is the creation of RAW Wine, a two- day independent wine fair showcasing more than 100 vintners from around the world, whose mission is “to make natural wines  made from sustainably farmed, organic or biodynamic grapes, with nothing removed or added during wine making, bar at most a dash of sulfites.”  We recently attended RAW Wine in Brooklyn. The next one will take place in London March 11 & 12. Info here:www.rawwine.com

 

 

Raffaele Boscaini, Masi Agricola- 200 Years of Tradition & Innovation

Wednesday, December 13, on The Connected Table LIVE! 2pm EST

We spotlight Valpolicella, the “land of many cellars,” and Raffaele Boscaini, General Coordinator of Masi Technical Group and Director of Marketing. He represents the seventh generation of tha family that runs this venerable 200-year-old wine estate.

The name Masi comes from “Vaio dei Masi,” the little valley purchased by the Boscaini family in the late 18th Century.  Masi Agricola also manages the most historic estate in Valpolicella, which once belonged to descendants of the legendary 14th Century poet Dante, the noble Serego Alighieri family.


Sandro and Raffele Boscaini (front row left) with the MASI Technical Group team

You can call the Boscainis one of the “noble families” of wine making in Valpolicella. Wine Writer Hugh Johnson has called Masi wines “milestones of enology in Verona.” We’ll discuss the family’s history and role in the production of Amarone and Recioto and evolution of MASI’s trademarked APPAXXIMENTO® (appassimento) method of drying grapes. In 1964 MASI introduced a “supervenetian” category of wine, Campofiorin. Masi also has projects outside the Veneto in Tuscany and Argentina, in collaboration with Serego Alighieri.

 

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Discover Italy’s Bardolino and Valpolicella Nov 15 The Connected Table LIVE!

Italy’s Lake Garda region is a popular tourist destination as well as a hub for wine production.On November 15th, we visit with Federica Zeni, Zeni 1870. Her family has produced wines in both DOC Bardolino and DOC Valpolicella for five generations