I belong to a family of wine makes that has been making wine in Verona for four generations. It was my great grand father Terenzio Biscardo who had the idea to label the beautiful nectar that was coming out of our vineyard in Valpolicella, and by doing this he started the Biscardo brand, synonymous of high quality and traditional wines of Verona. Feudo di San Nicola is the name that I gave to a challenge ! The real name of the property is Feudo di Santa Croce and it is located in Puglia, one of the southernmost region of Italy. Puglia is the heel of the boot !!! A challenge I said... The challenge of leaving my lovely home town Verona all the way up north in the Veneto Region between the hills of Romeo and Juliet, and adventure in the south of Italy to grown ancient grape variety and make great wines. I could not do it myself, so join a dear friend of mine Mr. Andrea Tinazzi owner of the winery Tenuta le Valleselle in Calmasino (a little village in the Verona county) that two years before decided to buy this beautiful property in the Salento area near the town of Taranto. Puglia is a land of long and great wine tradition, blessed by God that played with the soil and the sea generating an incredible and unique number of micro climate areas, perfectly suitable for vines. The generosity of the land, the wormer climate and the breath taking coast line made Puglia a very appealing target for all the Mediterranean populations that one after the other conquered this beautiful land. Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, then Turkish and other Arabic populations invaded this region, bringing their heritage, their history and their traditions. The result is a region of fascinating culture, with an incredible variety of food and wines coming form the most ancient and unknown grape variety such as Primitivo, Negro Amaro, Malvasia Nera, Uva di Troia. Due to the generosity of soil, for many centuries this region was providing lots of quantity and very average quality, that is why, together with Andrea we decided to bring our northern style of wine making and vineyard managing into this beautiful land and produce high quality and elegant wines. Feudo di San Nicola Brand was born in 1995 and since then we are investing energy and passion to deliver on each table the unique flavors of Puglia...
Wine which is produced and bottled under strict supervision and meets all standards to be certified Kosher.
Wine which is produced using organic practices and is free of all synthetic chemicals, antibiotics, hormones and pesticides.
Biodynamic designation is regulated by Demeter, an international certification organization. Biodynamic agriculture is based on the view of a farm as a self-contained organism. Certified organic vineyards must meet Demeter"s additional criteria for a period of one year before earning the designation "biodynamic."
Sustainable practices incorporate organic standards and may exceed them and include ecologically and socially sound business practices such as fair pay for farm workers and energy conservation.
Wines sealed with a screw cap as opposed to a cork, which experts report protects and preserves wine more effectively than does a cork, while also eliminating the possibility of cork taint.
All wines naturally contain some sulfites, however wines that contain less than 10 parts per million sulfites are not required to include "Contains Sulfites" on their labels.
Wines that are still in the barrel and have yet to be bottled. Futures offer the opportunity to invest in a wine before it arrives in our store.
Like futures, pre-arrivals are wines that have not yet arrived on our shelves, however they may or may not be a new release. Pre-arrivals may already be bottled and en route to our store.
The Wine Advocate is a bimonthly wine publication featuring the consumer advice of wine critic Robert M. Parker, Jr. Initially titled The Baltimore-Washington Wine Advocate the first issue was published in 1978. Accepting no advertising, the newsletter publishes in excess of 7,500 reviews per year, utilizing Parker's rating system that employs a 50-100 point quality scale.
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International Wine Cellar
Since 1997, the 100% subscriber-supported IWC has also been available in French and Japanese editions.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine is a lifestyle magazine covering wine, food, spirits, travel and entertaining topics. It was founded in 1988 by Adam and Sybil Strum and reaches 686,000 readers. Its wine ratings, conducted by reviewers in major wine-producing areas of the world, are considered an influential gauge for consumers and professionals in the wine industry.
Wine & Spirits
Wine and Spirits is America's practical guide to the straightforward, enlightened enjoyment of fine wine and and premium spirits. We have for 18 years served customers and marketers alike with a lively mix of wine reviews, features, profiles, food and wine pairings, new product introductions, travel pieces, history, opinion and wine business news.
Burghound.com was the first of its kind to offer specialized, and more importantly, exhaustive coverage of a specific wine region. The first Issue was released in January of 2001 and there are now subscribers in more than 50 countries and nearly all 50 states. Allen Meadows spends over four months a year in Burgundy and visits more than 300 domaines during that time.
James is one of the world’s leading authorities on Australian wine, matching intelligent, honest reviews with unparalleled knowledge of, and passion for, the wine industry.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
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I rate wines using the 100-points scale. I have used this point system for close to 25 years. I still believe it is the simplest way to rate a wine, with its origins from grade school in the United States. A wine that I rate 90 points or more is outstanding (A), and worth buying. If I rate a wine 95 points or more (A+), it is a must buy.
View from the Cellar
View From the Cellar, an electronic wine newsletter published bi-monthly by John Gilman.
Homepage for wine writer, Neal Martin's, "Diary of a Wine Writer".
Malt Advocate magazine is America's leading whisky magazine. It's the number one source for whisky information, education and entertainment for whisky enthusiasts.
The Rhone Report
Dedicated to the wines and grapes of the Rhone Valley
Wine Review Online
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