Celebrating 50 Years of AIS!

Yesterday I was in Milan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of AIS (Italian Sommelier Association) with AIS President Antonello Maietta and other members of AIS. AIS has been successfully teaching consumers how to correctly drink and appreciate wine for half a century, allowing them to develop a deep understanding of wine culture and wine territories. Il Poggione participated in the event with 2009 Brunello, which received the Cinque Grappoli ( Five Bunches) award in the AIS wine guide Vitae 2015.   (From left to right, President Emeritus of AIS Eddy Furlan, AIS President Antonello Maietta, , Il Poggione winemaker Fabrizio Bindocci, AIS founding member Jean... Read more >

Il Poggione Owner Leopoldo Franceschi Participates In Discussion On Wine’s Role in Society

Last Friday in the city of Chioggia, Italy, there was held a "round table" entitled Italiche Viti (Italic Vines) and among the various winemaker who participated, there was also Leopoldo Franceschi, owner of the Tenuta Il Poggione. Different subjects were discussed during the debate, which was focused on the variety of viticultural panoramas within Italy. There was a discussion of how the role of wine has changed in society as Italian wine has become a symbol of excellence from our country throughout the world. The Tenuta Il Poggione has helped to make Brunello a great wine in Italy and the world. For this reason, it was decided to retrace the history of the Franceschi family and its bond with the territory of... Read more >