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September 18, 2002
Le Volte is actually the second label of the famed Tuscan estate Ornellaia, which Robert Mondavi has just bought from Marchesi Lucovico Antinori. (His older brother, Piero, runs the Antinori wine estates.) The property is in Bolgheri, close to the Tuscan coast and not far from Sassicaia, the estate which proved it was possible to make great Bordeaux-style wines in this little-known area. This wine, distributed by Mondavi, stains the sides of the glass a deep garnet with violet overtones.
October 9, 2002 | S. Irene Virbila
The seat of the Mazzei family since, oh, 1435--produces some killer Tuscan reds. But along with beautiful Chianti Classicos and riservas and its highly sought-after flagship wine, Siepi, the estate makes Poggio alla Badiola from younger vines, in a younger style. This cheerful, juicy wine tasting of earth and berries is almost entirely Sangiovese (94%), with a soupcon of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It has the soft tannins and silky texture that make for easy drinking.
February 3, 2008 | Diane Haithman
Is that the Virgin of Guadalupe appearing on the side of BCAM? Not if the architect has anything to say about it.
November 12, 1995
I want to thank you for referring me to a wonderful exploration of Umbria and Tuscany ("Romantic Italy," Tours and Cruises, June 25). The program was led by artist-lecturer Roberta Kritzia through Personalized Travel (818-994-2402). It exceeded all of my dreams! LENA MITCHELL Sherman Oaks
April 23, 1996 | From Reuters
Former Chrysler Corp. Chairman Lee Iacocca, shifting gears from motor oil to olive oil, is now taking aim at the nation's $1.8-billion market for nonbutter spreads. Wondering what to do with thousands of gallons of olive oil from his estate in Tuscany, Italy, Iacocca and his son-in-law hit upon the idea of developing a margarine using the oil, which studies have shown can help limit the harmful effects of cholesterol. Iacocca's Boston-based Nicola Corp.
October 18, 1994
Paul R. Picard, 63, television producer best known for his series "The Dukes of Hazzard." In addition to the eight-season hillbilly hit, Picard produced television movies and miniseries such as "Scruples," "California Fever" and "The Pirate." He began his career as an actor, but soon switched to producing network game shows, television commercials and segments for ABC's "Wide World of Sports."
September 24, 2003
The taste is bright and juicy with Sangiovese's typical black cherries, but in a darker key than Chianti's sunny wines. While the more famous Brunello di Montalcino commands the high prices, Rosso di Montalcinos, made from younger vines, have more obvious -- and affordable -- charm. The 2001 "le Potazzine" is a prime example: a lush baby Brunello that's ripe for drinking now.
November 19, 1994 | Associated Press
Former Chrysler Chairman Lee Iacocca has gone back to his Italian roots to develop another product that needs oil to make it go. This time, it's Olivio spread, an olive oil-based alternative to butter and margarine boasting of no cholesterol and 80% less saturated fat than butter. It's being test-marketed in Ohio and New York. Iacocca got into the food business in 1992, after he bought a home in Tuscany, Italy.
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