From the San Lorenzo kitchen

Natalino Crognaletti’s wife, Thanthiwa, is one of the greatest cooks in all of Italy. She is of Thai decent but her food makes you think her family had lived in Italy for the past thousand years. She has the touch- that inherent knowledge that makes great chefs, great. We recently asked Natalino to take a small video of Thanthiwa making tortellini. Note the care and the love.

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Giacobbe Cesanese

Cacio e pepe is the greatest pasta in the Italian culinary canon. Six ingredients. 100% technique. Cacio e pepe is the omelet of the Italian kitchen. All of the ingredients must be of the highest quality. The quality of the peppercorns matters. The salt level of the water the pasta is cooked in matters…

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Oyster River’s 2019 Morphos White Pet Nat

The best value pet nat in the Northeast is ready! We were fielding requests for Morphos back in September and it’s finally coming in. And there is no one better than owner/winemaker Brian Smith to talk about this release. Below is Brian’s personal note to us regarding the Morphos 2019…

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Hubbub 2018

What’s all the hubbub about? We gave an Oregon winemaker a blank slate for R&D and here’s what happened. As we talked about in the last Thanksgiving offering, we’ve worked hard these past couple of years to really develop our domestic conversation in the portfolio- specifically coming out of Oregon…

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Cooperativa Terre Vive

Four separate farmers from Monferrato in the Alto Piedmont. Friends. By themselves each is working hard to work in that classical way, the old way. They came together in 2016 out of a love for their land, for the work, and for a tradition that has dated back to Davide’s grandfather and Ezio’s father sitting […]

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Villa Venti: Authentic Romagna

Mauro Giardini is one of the great ambassadors of the Romagnan table. He loves food. He loves wine. He loves Romagna. He is committed to making the most authentic, highest quality wines in the region. So far, based on Slow Wine and the Gambero Rosso, he has achieved that status.

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