Author: Allison Robertshaw

An American by birth, Allison Robertshaw caught the European bug on her first trip over to Europe at 13, and it never went away. She moved over to London 18 years ago and three years ago added Lucca to the places she calls home. A passionate environmentalist, Allison is enjoying spending her time in Italy discovering new trends in sustainable and natural winemaking in Tuscany.
November 23, 2016
FOOD + WINE

Grape-shifters

Biodynamics: the basics Biodynamics is a holistic approach to farming that eschews chemicals and instead strives to produce a healthy growing environment by creating a diverse ecosystem that encourages soil fertility. It taps into a broader trend toward more environmentally and socially sustainable farming that is emerging in response to climate change, processed food and […]
May 1, 2016
FOOD + WINE

Ahead of Anteprima Vini della Costa Toscana 2016

They say that in Tuscany, you can’t drive more than five minutes without finding a vineyard. Just recently, I had the pleasure of shadowing Massimo Cenci, a sommelier and wine lover during a scouting trip for the upcoming Anteprima Vini della Costa Toscana wine fair in Lucca this May 7–8.     I asked Massimo […]