The Paper Plane Selection – Rosso di Montalcino

When thinking about Montalcino everyone’s mind goes immediately to Brunello, of course. But forgiving the Rosso would be a huge mistake. First of all we have to make a distinction, between two types of Rosso di Montalcino. For many (bigger) producers Rosso di Montalcino means the “second wine”, so usually the best grapes go inContinue reading “The Paper Plane Selection – Rosso di Montalcino”

Orange is the new white – the ultimate guide to my orange wines discovers

I always receive questions like: What is exactly an orange wine? It is made with white or red grapes? Are orange wines all natural wines? Personally, I have a strong passion for this kind of wines and so, I have decided to share with you a small guide, with what I think are the mostContinue reading “Orange is the new white – the ultimate guide to my orange wines discovers”

Paper Plane discovering Brunello – 4 days in Montalcino

While living in Montalcino I had the chance to deepen my knowledge of the wine culture and the Brunello culture here, so I would like to share an ideal four days trip in Montalcino, for wine lovers. In this four days, based on a real itinerary that I created for two of my US friends,Continue reading “Paper Plane discovering Brunello – 4 days in Montalcino”

South Africa – Cape Town – Episode 1

Hello Everyone, Welcome to our Journey through South Africa!Two couples, 14 days, more than 1.800 Km in 9 stages…Here in this first episode we are just landed in Cape Town, where we spent 3 amazing days, check out what we visited in this beautiful city. The purpose of this channel is to share with youContinue reading “South Africa – Cape Town – Episode 1”

Paper Plane goes to Burgundy – Cote de Beaune – part 2

Second part of our trip, we dedicated one day to the vineyards of the Cote de Beaune. Driving from Nuits de Saint George you find a hill (which here they call “the mountain” not for the altitude for sure!), the hill of Corton, a semicircle topped with juniper and boxwood where you have 3 veryContinue reading “Paper Plane goes to Burgundy – Cote de Beaune – part 2”

Paper Plane goes to Burgundy – Cote de Nuits

We made our trip to Burgundy in 3 days and 4 nights, so a very quick one, but one of the best wine trips of my entire life. We drove from Montalcino to Burgundy, around 1.000km and 9 hours in the car with our two best friends: “Borgona, the Cote d’Or vineyards” book from ArmandoContinue reading “Paper Plane goes to Burgundy – Cote de Nuits”

Paper Plane dining in Florence – part 2

In this second part I will introduce you to come very original and unique gastronomic experiences. DINING ALL DAY LONG Santa Rosa Bistrot This place is absolutely the first with this concept in Florence and I think the only one. For sure in America and Northern Europe metropolis is plenty of places where you canContinue reading “Paper Plane dining in Florence – part 2”

Paper Plane dining in Florence – part 1

Florence is for me the best city to live in, believe me, I have 8 years experience. In this post I will show you some of my favorite restaurants in town with the most interesting and exciting gastronomic experiences. OSTERIE & TRATTORIE Osteria di Giovanni For sure one of the best traditional Tuscan menu’s inContinue reading “Paper Plane dining in Florence – part 1”

Paper Plane discovers Monteverdi Tuscany

A real art&culture oasis for mind, body and soul. Monteverdi is what we call Albergo Diffuso, an hotel spread wide into a Tuscan small medieval village, still partially inhabited by locals, where you have to walk by their streets to reach the Spa or the restaurant from your room. It’s a small boutique hotel, 18Continue reading “Paper Plane discovers Monteverdi Tuscany”

Paper Plane dining in Merano – The Miil

The Miil Restaurant is undoubtedly a culinary and design experience must-try if you are around Merano. It is located exactly in Cermes, five minutes by car from Merano, and originally was an old mill, from where indeed it takes its name. Since from the parking lot the atmosphere you can feel is very particular, aContinue reading “Paper Plane dining in Merano – The Miil”