Exploring Three Stunning Wineries in Montalcino, Italy

History and hospitality abound in the glorious Tuscan countryside

Right now, NYC hosts Brunello Week (through 20 June). During this debut culinary event, 40 restaurants are showcasing two of Italy’s most beloved styles of wine: Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino. But several weeks before the event in NYC, we explored three wineries in the town of Montalcino, where Brunello is made. There, in the lush Tuscan countryside just a few kilometers from Siena, we …

Word of Mouth: Bolgheri, Tuscany

Traversing all the splendor of the lesser-known Italian wine region

Barolo and Montepulciano oftentimes steal the spotlight when it comes to iconic Italian wine towns, but the tiny, castle-topped home to one of the original Super Tuscans (red blends made in the region)—Bolgheri—is slowly emerging as a favorite, where visitors cozy up in villas along the coast. Before the 1980s, the region boasted one sole vineyard: Sassicaia, known for its Bordeaux-inspired, terroir-heavy reds grown in …

Sculptor Yoko Kubrick’s Mythic Marble Works

Chiseled from Carrara or Calacatta marble, works that highlight attributes from Greek mythology

Yoko Kubrick retells extravagant stories from myths and lore without relying on realism. Her abstract marble sculptures impress and nearly intimidate. They’re otherworldly in a way that leaves viewers wondering just how they were made. Though based in San Francisco, Kubrick has worked in Tuscany since she became enamored with the town Pietrasanta, known for being the source of much of Michelangelo’s marble. There, she …