News archive

A selection of past news and events where I have poured my wines

  

Ratings | Ciàtu 2017

Ratings | Ciàtu 2017

Ciàtu Alicante Menfi DOC 2017
Vino Slow @ Slow Wine

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Hospitality services update due to Coronavirus pandemic

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Ratings | Coste al Vento Grillo Menfi DOC 2018

Ratings | Coste al Vento Grillo Menfi DOC 2018

Coste al Vento Grillo Menfi DOC 2018
Golden Star @ Vini Buoni d'Italia 2020

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Top 90 Wine Blogs 2018

Top 90 Wine Blogs 2018

Cantine Barbera wine blog has made the Top 90 Wine Blog list for 2018!

The Amsterdam Diary team are in constant search for the best wine blogs on the internet. This year, they have listed Cantine Barbera among the top 90 most interesting wine blogs worldwide, together with titanic names such as Robert Parker, James Suckling, Do Bianchi and many others.

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Top 40+ Influencers of the Wine World 2018

Top 40+ Influencers of the Wine World 2018

New entries of amazing social personalities to follow in 2018: the new Top 40+ Wine Influencers's list is online!

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Events | T. Edwards Portfolio Tasting in New York

Events | T. Edwards Portfolio Tasting in New York

2017, Tuesday October 24th
New York @ The Public Theater

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Ratings | Wine Guides 2018

Ratings | Wine Guides 2018

September: harvest is over, wine ratings are issued!

I am happy to announce the latest ratings and awards recently assigned to 4 of my wines by the main Italian and International Wine Guides.

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Top 20 influencers of the wine world 2017

Top 20 influencers of the wine world 2017

It's that time of the year again: the Top 20 Wine Influencers's list for year 2017 is online!

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Events | November 2016 Tour in the USA

Events | November 2016 Tour in the USA

Join us for wine dinners and tastings in Dallas TX and Denver CO this coming week!

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Ratings | The Wine Advocate 2016

Ratings | The Wine Advocate 2016

Marilena Barbera's wines on The Wine Advocate

Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate's Italian Wine Specialist, gave excellent scores to all wines represented in the US market.

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Events | Italian Wine Show 2016 Amsterdam

Events | Italian Wine Show 2016 Amsterdam

2016, Monday February 1st - 1.00 / 6.00 pm
@ Hotel Casa 400 - Amsterdam

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Awards | La Vota 2013

Awards | La Vota 2013

La Vota Cabernet Sauvignon Menfi DOC 2013
Cinque Grappoli @ Duemilavini Bibenda

Our La Vota proves to be the best Sicilian Cabernet Sauvignon according to FIS - Federazione Italiana Somelier tastings, winning the Cinque Grappoli by the Italian Wine Guide Duemilavini - Bibenda.

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Awards | Coste al Vento 2013

Awards | Coste al Vento 2013

Coste al Vento Grillo 2013 | Top Hundred 2015
Golosaria @ MiCo - Milano

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Events | Terroirvino 2015

Events | Terroirvino 2015

June 2015, Sunday 21 and Monday 22
@ Genova, Villa Lo Zerbino

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Events | Vinissage 2015

Events | Vinissage 2015

May, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th 2015
@ Asti, Palazzo dell'Enofila

This will be our third participation in Vinissage, the traditional piedmontese tasting of natural, organic and biodynamic wines.

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Events | Vinitaly 2015

Events | Vinitaly 2015

Monday 23 - Tuesday 24 March 2015
@ Vinitaly, VeronaFiere

Vinitaly, again, after one-year stop.
It should have been a longer pause, but I had the opportunity to share a stand in the Agrigento Province area, and I decided to go for two days: Monday and Tuesday.

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Ratings | Wine Enthusiast 2015

Ratings | Wine Enthusiast 2015

Our wines on Wine Enthusiast!
@ Wine Enthusiast Magazine April 2015

Amazing reviews for all our wines that are currently represented in the United States: the Wine Enthusiast Magazine has just released their online exclusive edition of all scores for the Italian Wine Tasting, which will be included in the Italian Issue - focused on Sicilian Wines - on next April 2015.

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Events | Sorgente del Vino 2015

Events | Sorgente del Vino 2015

14-16 Febbraio 2015
@ Piacenza Expo - Piacenza

Sorgente del Vino 2015, a beautiful event where producers show their natural and craft wines, will take place in Piacenza on 2015 February 14-16th.

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Tastings | #Viniacasamia goes to London

Tastings | #Viniacasamia goes to London

December 4-5 2014
@ #Viniacasamia, London

I am really pleased to invite you to the first ‘Vini a Casa Mia’ evening in London!
A very popular social event in Italy: taste wonderful wine, meet the producers and learn more about their long artisan tradition. 

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Events | La Terra Trema 2014

Events | La Terra Trema 2014

28-30 November 2014
@ Leoncavallo - Spazio Sociale Autogestito, Milano

We will be at the 10th edition of La Terra Trema, a beautiful event which promotes quality Italian farming and supports growers, artisan food and wine producers, slow food culture and unique, rare grape varieties.

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Ratings | Ammàno #1

Ratings | Ammàno #1

Ammàno #1: 17/20
@ L'Espresso I Vini d'Italia 2015

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Awards | La Vota 2012

Awards | La Vota 2012

Vino di Eccellenza
@ Vitae AIS 2015

A wonderful news that I am proud to share with my friends worldwide: for the third time in a row,  our Cabernet Sauvignon La Vota has been awarded the "Excellence" level by AIS - Italian Sommelier Association in their wine guide Vitae 2015. 

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Events | Guida al Vino Critico 2015

Events | Guida al Vino Critico 2015

2014 October 31st 
@ MioBio, Via Thaon de Revel 7 , Milano

The new Guida al Vino Critico 2015 speaks about vintners and winemakers from a distinct perspective and with a critical approach. It tells about people before reviewing their wines, conveying stories of life choices and passions, and of sustainable and artisanal models of agriculture that resist homogenisation.

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Awards | La Bambina 2013

Awards | La Bambina 2013

Golden Star 
@ Vini Buoni d'Italia 2015

My Bambina harvest 2013 has won her first Golden Star during the final tastings of Vini Buoni d'Italia wine guide published by the Italian Touring Club! 

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Awards | Nero d'Avola 2012

Awards | Nero d'Avola 2012

Oscar Qualità Prezzo
@ Gambero Rosso Berebene 2014

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Awards | La Vota 2011

Awards | La Vota 2011

Cinque Grappoli
@ Duemilavini Bibenda 2014

We just received a great news, which we are pleased to share with our friends and customers.  
For the second year in a row La Vota has been awarded the Cinque Grappoli, and we are very happy for a wine that represents so well our beautiful territory and winemaking philosophy. 

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Awards | La Vota 2009

Awards | La Vota 2009

89/100 La Vota 2009  
@ Merano Wine Festival 

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Awards Coste al Vento 2012

Awards Coste al Vento 2012

La Corona
@ Vini Buoni d'Italia 2014

We are very happy that our Coste al Vento Grillo 2012 has been awarded the Crown by the Guida ai Vini Buoni d'Italia, which only selects the best Italian wines made with indigenous grapes.

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Events | TerroirVino 2013

Events | TerroirVino 2013

2013, Monday June 17th from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
@ Genova, Magazzini del Cotone

TerroirVino: meeting Wine, People and the Web.

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Events | Vinissage 2013

Events | Vinissage 2013

2013, Saturday May 25th and Sunday 26th from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
@ Asti, Palazzo Gazzelli

Vinissage: to discover natural wines and love for the Earth, to implement a different concept of economic relations between human beings that rejects mistreatment and the overexploitation of natural resources.

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Tastings | Marescotti, Genova

Tastings | Marescotti, Genova

2013 Friday March 10th at 6.30 pm
@ Pasticceria Marescotti, Genova

La Bambina is dedicated to strong women, to their power and energy, to their tireless motivation in fighting for their beliefs, to their talent for problem solving despite difficulties and complications.

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Tastings | #Viniacasamia, Milan

Tastings | #Viniacasamia, Milan

2013, Thursday May 9th
The War of the Roses @ #Viniacasamia

#Viniacasamia, wines and winemakers uncovered, is a concept by Marco Ghezzi.
A private home, friends that meet up to taste wines, listen to stories, discover territories and passions. An informal atmosphere, chats, live twitting and one common theme: wine.

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Events | Vinitaly 2013

Events | Vinitaly 2013

2013, Sunday April7th - Wednesday 10th from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm
@ Verona, Vinitaly

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Events | IfBookThen, Milan

Events | IfBookThen, Milan

2013, Monday March 18th - 6.30 pm
@ Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

IfBookThen or The Future of Publishing: interrelations between publishing and technology, data management, entertainment and contents. 

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Tastings | Zabbara, Turin

Tastings | Zabbara, Turin

2013, Tuesday March 12th and Wednesday 13th
@ Marenostrum & Zabbara

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Awards | La Vota 2010

Awards | La Vota 2010

La Vota Cabernet Sauvignon Menfi DOC 2010
Cinque Grappoli @ Duemilavini Bibenda 2013

Great news today! Our Cabernet Sauvignon La Vota 2010 has been awarded the 5 Grappoli by the Italian Sommelier Association, being considered among the best wines in Italy. 

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Awards | Nero d'Avola 2011

Awards | Nero d'Avola 2011

Oscar Qualità Prezzo
@ Gambero Rosso Berebene 2012

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Events | Martindale, Milan

Events | Martindale, Milan

Thursday, April 19th - 6.30 pm
@ Martindale Mood

La Bambina 2011 exclusively in Milano during the Design Week, at Martindale Mood, Via Melzo 34.
An exciting night together to discover the city of Liberty and Design.

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Awards | Nero d'Avola 2010

Awards | Nero d'Avola 2010

Oscar Qualità Prezzo
@ Gambero Rosso Berebene 2012

I am always very happy to receive positive comments on our wines. This time, I am more than happy that the Oscar quality-price of the Gambero Rosso goes to our Nero d’Avola 2010.

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Events | #Chardonnay day

Events | #Chardonnay day

Thursday May 26th 2011 at 7.00 pm
@ Cantine Barbera

The second annual #Chardonnay Day will be held May 26th, and it's a global internationl meeting of people that will enjoy a "social" tasting of Chardonnay wines.

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Reviews | La Sicilia, vitigni e territori 2011

Reviews | La Sicilia, vitigni e territori 2011

La Sicilia, Vitigni e Territori
@ Guida ai Vini 2011

Last week I met with Alma Torretta for lunch to talk about our next edition of "Donne & Vino", the wine event the we organize every year at our Terre Sicane Wine Route and which will be held in Sambuca di Sicilia next December 3rd. 

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Awards | La Vota 2007

Awards | La Vota 2007

Concorso La Terra e il Vino
@ Enopolis 2010

A huge success for La Vota Menfi DOC 2007, that was presented at Enopolis 2010 - a renowned wine event in Catania - last Thursday 30th October, where a jury of Sicilian Sommeliers bestowed the Signature’s Wines Award on our Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Awards | La Bambina 2009

Awards | La Bambina 2009

Oscar Qualità Prezzo
@ Gambero Rosso Berebene 2011

Rosé wines are difficult, probably because they have been considered, on the contrary, too “easy”.

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Ratings | Wine Spectator 2008

Ratings | Wine Spectator 2008

Nero d'Avola: 87/100
@ Wine Spectator 2008

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Reviews | GoWine 2008

Reviews | GoWine 2008

Dietro le Case 2006
@ Go Wine

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Reviews | Decanter 2008

Reviews | Decanter 2008

Three stars
@ Decanter Magazine 2008

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Awards | Dietro le Case 2007

Awards | Dietro le Case 2007

Gran Menzione
@ Concorso Enologico Vinitaly 2008

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Awards | Inzolia 2007

Awards | Inzolia 2007

Miglior Qualità Prezzo
@ Guida Prezzo Piacere 2008

Inzolia 2007 is the best Sicilian wine under a quality-price ratio.

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