About Vino E Cucina d’Italia

Neil Duarte Neil Duarte began his exposure to wine and food as one of life’s greatest pleasures many years ago in his native New Orleans. Though members of his family made their living from the food and wine industry, he left and followed a course that led him to Texas and management of a number of companies in the energy and electronics businesses. Through the guidance and superb cooking of his long-suffering wife and photographer, Terry, his focus changed from French wines and cuisine to those of Italy. Now retired from corporate America, he has spent the last eight years concentrating on the wines and food in Italy. His emphasis has been on finding new, reasonably priced wines or smaller wineries whose wines are not well know in the USA and the foods that go best with these wines.

Neil welcomes any comments on his articles and can be reached at nduarte65@yahoo.com.

Read Vino E Cucina d’Italia articles:

Umbria – more than just red wine

Fontezoppa’s Ribona & Vernaccia Nera

Two Tenuta Carretta wines – and a Port

Castello di Radda’s Chiantis

Simone Capecci: innovation in wine

Tenute Murola: A Polish/Italian Success Story

Officina del Sole: Sun, Wine and More

Really Good Wines from Lazio

Cantine Settesoli SCA’s Mandrarossa wines

Puglia’s surprisingly good wines

The resurrected grape: tasting Timorasso wines

A return visit to Lecci e Brocchi

A Texas Hill Country Winery Visit

La Lama – small but excellent

A visit to Antonelli San Marco

Conte Leopardi of Le Marche

Moroder – organic wines in Le Marche

Santa Liberata – A Family Affair

Anteprima Amarone: more visits, more wines

A Visit to Azienda Albino Armani

Cesari Fine Wines of Verona

Amarone – A Winner from the Veneto

Italian Wines by Region: Campania

Wines of Umbria

A tour of the wines of Tuscany

Italian Wines by Region: Piedmont

Back to the Future in Italian Wine

Sicily Again

Velenosi – tradition and innovation in Le Marche

Biancaluce – A Surprising White Wine from Puglia

Bonci – Four Generations of Verdicchio

Raising the Organic Bar

The passion of Vignaioli Morelino di Scansano

Earlier Vino E Cucina d’Italia archives