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I’m Filippo Bartolotta, a passionate journalist exploring the world through the lens of wine, travel and culture.
For more than 25 years, I’ve immersed myself in the exploration and storytelling of the different regions of the word to end up focusing a lot on Italy. Wine has always been a companion to good food and captivating conversations. Each glass unveils incredible tales of producers, natural landscapes and amazing stories.
Ready to uncover an unconventional Italy, away from the usual paths?

Click on Wine Life and join me in an incredible Wine Journey and get ready to find your next favorite destination!


wine regions

Have you always wanted to get to know the world of Italian wine?

Enter Terroir to discover its regions, the production areas, the wines and their producers. Deepen your knowledge about the different type of wines of the “Bel Paese”.

Whether you’re a wine enthusiast seeking information about grape varieties or a curious traveler, choose the region that attracts you the most and let yourself be inspired by our stories. You’ll uncover the most beautiful cities, characteristic flavors, and must-visit places.


grape varieties

Learn about the art of winemaking with our ABC Wine School! Uncover the secrets of grape varieties and terroir for a rich and fun wine education. 🍇🍷


Embark on a sensory journey with our ABC Wine School! Explore the nuances of wine tasting, refining your nose and palate for a natural appreciation of flavors. 🍷👃👅

food pairings

Unlock the world of wine with our ABC Wine School! Discover tips on serving, storing, choosing, and pairing wine with food. Elevate your wine journey today! 🍷📖

your perfect wine

Explore the wine archetypes from Filippo Bartolotta's method ‘What Wine are you?” An intuitive, quick and fun system to discover your ideal wines based on your unique taste profile!" 🍷📘


Learn more about the major grape varieties of Italy

Italy proudly claims one of the world’s largest numbers of native vines. By 2019, Italy had registered almost 600 wine grape varieties and around 180 table grapes. This rich diversity invites a distinctive journey into the realm of Italian viticulture.

Delve into detailed information to enhance your understanding of grape varieties, exploring the subtle aromas that shape the character of the resulting wines.



Curiosities, reports, food and wine pairings, and much more!

Explore our Magazine for exclusive reports on wine previews, travel tips in wine regions, pairings, and top-notch restaurant recommendations. Uncork a world of wine knowledge!

The 10 best Vernaccia di San Gimignano to try

The following wines were tasted by Raffaele Mosca at the Regina Ribelle wine tasting in May 2024. Five stars ***** Signano – Vernaccia di San Gimignano La Ginestra Riserva 2022  Lovely flinty tones over marzipan, saffron, broom, ripe peach and subdued oak spice – sweet and minerally at the same time, displaying a lovely chiaroscuro. […]

Vernaccia di San Gimignano: an excellent white wine from Tuscany

Falling in love with San Gimignano is all too easy: the vision of its skyline glimpsing amidst rolling hills covered by vineyards leaves you in awe even if you are accustomed to it.  Often referred to as the New York of the Middle Aged for its high-rise constructions , San Gimignano is known for being […]

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