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New Challenge for Lesser Known Italian Wineries in Massachussetts

We discovered a good but predictable range of Italian wines last Sunday at the Boston Wine Expo held at Seaport World Trace Center. Although bigger winemakers don’t seem to have realized it, we know there are several little Italian wine producers and vendors, as well as organic and minor young wineries, that can hardly establish themselves in the U.S. market.

The question isn’t about quality. At Gran Cru Wine Lounge we tasted excellent and elegant Bolgheri and Antinori’s Brunello Antinori — no doubt — as well as a Barbaresco and Montalcino of Pinone.

The matter is, although only big Italian wines were present at Boston Wine Expo this past weekend, we are convinced the Italian wine situation is actually represented quite well by more hidden wineries distributed all over Massachussetts.

So we want to reserve the last word to our readers.
Consider this a Boston Wine Expo “dopo” festival open space, where readers can point out great wineries that sell good Italian wines still under the radar.

We would like to launch a challenge to several wine connoisseurs and foodies in Boston.
So, in your opinion, what Italian wines are worth a push, a boost for a good recommendation?




About Emanuele Capoano

Emanuele is a correspondent for the Tuscan magazine LoSchermo.it and is also a theatrical actor. Before coming to Boston to teach Italian, he was a freelance radio journalist in Florence, Italy.


  1. The Italian portfolio of Adonna Imports is bringing into MA plenty of small producer, high quality Italian wines, most which are also organic and/or biodynamic. They have excellent wines at all price points and their wines are available at numerous good wine stores. I have tasted and reviewed many of their wines over the years, having enjoyed more than 90% of them.

  2. Do you have any name of this wines (from your fantastic blog http://passionatefoodie.blogspot.com ) to give us?

  3. This is true, and I know some of Adonna Imports wines are available at Winestone in Chestnut Hill. I remember a recent Lazio Bianco I tried from the Adonna selections, I was surprised at how good it was!