Tasting wines with three producers provides a contrast in styles and in the philosophies of winemaking.
Sometimes juxtaposition is a funny thing. A couple of weeks ago, I met separately with three winemakers who had no relationship with each other except they are all from Italy and all were in New York City on the same day. And yet, I felt as through in a few hours I had sliced through a good part of what makes up the Italian wine scene.
While Frescobaldi and Antinori have been making Tuscan wine for well over half a millenium, newcomers Carpineto and Banfi have been successfully carving their own brands into the region's aging barrels.
Kevin Zraly hosted a very well attended seminar at the Hilton New York, on February 8, as part of the 2011 Italian Wine Masters. The annual event brings many great Tuscan producers, along with DOCG Prosecco to New York. This year Zraly was on h