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#ledonnedelvinoconvoi and Project Ganbei

Project Gambei from friends of italian wine in China to Italian hospitals. #ledonnedelinoconvoi , virtual wine tourism for winelovers imprisoned home.

Project Ganbei dagli amici del vino italiano in Cina agli ospedali italiani

Project Ganbei  

Virtual wine tourism to travel with imagination waiting to be able to really do it. This is what the 900 Donne del Vino (Women of Wine) from all the Italian regions who are flooding the internet with images of their wineries and vineyards propose. Many videos of less than a minute, connected by the hashtag ledonnedelvinoconvoi who want to encourage those who are locked in their homes during the coronavirus epidemic.
Videos that convey passion for their work but especially the courage of women with a fighting spirit who are not willing to bend to the difficulties created by the epidemic. Testimonies, real, direct, of everyday life, made in a craft way by the same protagonists who speak in first person and perhaps, for this, emotional.


Propose a virtual “escape” in the world of wine to winelovers who normally, with spring, arrived in the cellars, wine bars, restaurants with the intention of discovering great wines … And instead this year they have to stay home. A postponed appointment say the Women of Wine with confident look towards the future:”Do not give up and stay at home, we are with you and we are waiting for you soon!”

Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2018 Bio directly on your doorstep

From the cellar of Montalcino, directly to your door a Rosso di Montalcino BIO preview. Special price for #iobevoacasa #iorestoacasa

Stay at home, we will deliver an extraordinary wine, our first Rosso di Montalcino organic. It’s a preview, for this, we ask you to make special the moment you bring it to the table. Take a picture and post it with the tags #donatellacinellicolombini #iobevoacasa #iorestoacasa. This will help us to become more united and stronger in this moment sharing a beautiful experience.

Rosso di Montalcino 2018 BIO di Donatella Cinelli Colombni #iobevoacasa #iostappoacasa

Rosso di Montalcino 2018 BIO di Donatella Cinelli Colombini  #Idrinkathome #iobevoacasa #iostappoacasa


You will receive a box of 6 bottles of 0.75 Cl directly at your front door. Now more than ever is the time to stay in our homes but without renouncing to the plesure of great wines to be enjoyed with the family, to bring to the table a sign of hope and love for life. Come on, everything will be fine!
Offer valid until 30 March 2020
Special price of € 97,00 (+ shipping in Italy of 16€) instead of € 108,00.
ONLY FOR DONATELLA CLUB MEMBERS Free shipping in Italy and discount of € 10.00 on transport costs abroad
Payment by bank transfer or credit card Visa or Mastercard
To order wine, write an email to vino@cinellicolombini.it or call 0039 0577 662108


Rosso di Montalcino 2018 BIO di Donatella Cinelli Colombini #iostappoacasa

Rosso di Montalcino 2018 BIO di Donatella Cinelli Colombini  #Idrinkathome #iostappoacasa

Produced entirely with Sangiovese grapes from the same vineyards with wich Brunello is produced, in the territory of Montalcino, considered the best in the world for the cultivation of this historic grape.
We love our land and that is why from 2018 all our wines will have on their label the BIO ( organic) symbol of the green leaf, synonymous of attention and respect for nature!


Rosso di Montalcino is a family wine produced by Casato Prime Donne, which for over 400 years belonged to the family of Donatella Cinelli Colombini. The winery is the first in Italy with an only female staff and currently employes 3 enologists, the senior, Barbara and two young ones, Sabrina and Giada. This shows a huge commitment in achieving ever higher quality. In addition, there is the project to bring Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino back to their original characteristics from 1970-1980: elegance, freshness and drinkability.
This is a young but important wine, which often scores over 90/100 by the wine critics of the leading foreign specialized press.


Rosso Montalcino 2018 Biologico

Rosso di Montalcino 2018 Cinelli Colombini

Rosso di Montalcino 2018 is a small masterpiece able to excite those who drink it: rich in intriguing scents such as cherry, raspberries with floral notes of violet. It is a harmonious wine with silky tannins, well balanced with a nice structure thanks to the months of aging in French oak.

Cardi rifatti(thistles) ancient Tuscan recipe

Tuscany is known for its long cooking recipes that in the peasant tradition become a triumph of flavor and sauces. The recooked thistles are the best. Cardi rifatti for you

by Donatella Cinelli Colombini

ingredienti: cardi, uova, pomodoro, farina, sale, olio, aglio

Thistles eggs tomatoes flour salt oil garlic

Some vegetables are cooked three times: boiled, fried and recooked in tomato. In the end, even cauliflower, which is normally not very tasty, becomes a king’s treat.
In Montalcino, one of the most delicious recipes is made with the same three cooking and traditionally solemn lunch of August: rooster stewed with recooked celery .
Here I describe a winter version based on thistles that brings to the table the intense taste of the Tuscan tradition and can be served as a side dish of a roast or alone.

Pan lavato (washed bread) soup that enhances the new olive oil.

Washed bread, slices, cabbage with slices, different names for the simplest bread soup in Tuscany, the one that best enhances the EVO oil just made. Pan lavato


By Donatella Cinelli Colombini



The name of this dish changes from village to village but the recipe changes very  little. It is a delicious traditional bread soup with cabbage from southern Tuscany, typical of the winter time . In Montalcino we call it washed bread, in Trequanda, where the Fattoria del Colle is located, they call it slices or cabbage with slices.
More than with any other dish you can appreciate the freshly pressed extra virgin oil , especially what is made from olives with a full taste and fragrant scent.
Consequently like all very simple recipes the quality of the result depends on the ingredients that must be extraordinary, the cabbage obviously but mostly the  EVO oil, the vinegar and especially the bread, rigorously without salt and handmade with sourdough.
The most suitable wine to accompany this soup is a Chianti Superiore or a Doc Orcia that come from the  same territory as the oil that, in our case, is from Trequanda where the Fattoria del Colle is located.


Italian consumers and wine culture

Is abstinence from alcohol better than education for moderate drinking? The British say yes to dry January and perhaps even the French. In Italy no

By Donatella Cinelli Colombini

It must be said that in Italy the problem of alcohol abuse is much lower than in other consumer countries. If in fact in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belarus, Lithuania and Portugal the average alcohol consumed in a year is 12.5 liters per person. In Italy it is between 5 and 7 liters as in Japan, Iceland or China. It must be known , in the ranking of the OECD countries on alcohol abuse, in the first place are the USA, and Italy is in last position.
However wine is only 12% of the total alcoholic beverages consumed by about 2.3 billion people in the world. To alcohol should be added drugs which are often used in a combined way, especially by young people, to accelerate the euphoric effect.