Benfinita! The End of 2015 Harvest

Every year once the harvest is finished we celebrate it with a big lunch held inside our cellar with all our workers. It is called Benfinita. Last Sunday we celebrated the end of the 2015 harvest with the whole Il Poggione team with a beautiful meal and a happy atmosphere for the great vintage we had. During the lunch Leopoldo Franceschi awarded four of our workers who have been working for Il Poggione for 20 years: Antonio Vincelli, Salvatore Vincelli, Andrea Leoni and Mohsen Garouri. (Antonio Vincelli and Leopoldo Franceschi) (Leopoldo Franceschi and Salvatore Vincelli) (Andrea Leoni and Leopoldo Franceschi) (Leopoldo Franceschi and Mohsen... Read more >

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 >