Wojciech Bońkowski
Wine & tea writing

Quintarelli: the legend lives on

An emotional return to the Quintarelli winery, two years after the great man’s death.

Anteprima Amarone

Anteprima Amarone: presenting the new vintage of Italy’s unique wine.

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Valpolicella tour: photos

Photo highlights of my vineyard tour in Valpolicella and Verona.

The Italian disease

Absenteeism is poisoning the Italian wine industry. Producers are shamelessly taking advantage of others.

Bertani: eternal

Bertani enjoys a cult status in Valpolicella. A tasting of 1976 and 1967 Amarone shows why it’s fully justified.

Bitter raisins

Thoughts on the current condition of Amarone wine.

Anteprima Amarone 2012

67 Amarones tasted, overall showing better than expected. And as always with blind tasting, some surprises.

False alarm

A brilliant lunch in Verona, and what it says about the current economic mood.

Giuseppe Quintarelli dies

Goodbye, Giuseppe Quintarelli. You will be remembered.