Today’s guest on In the Drink is Laura di Collobiano, the woman behind Valgiano, an acclaimed vineyard in Tuscany. Since 1994 Valgiano has been in the hands of Moreno Petrini, his wife Laura di Collobiano and oenologist Saverio Petrilli, a trio that has defined a totally new era for the production of this particular microclimate, with an eye on tradition and another on producing wines that can compete on the international stage. After flirting with organic agriculture for many years, the Tenuta di Valgiano converted to biodynamic agriculture in 2001, and has not looked back since. Valgiano produces around 80,000 bottles from its 25 hectares, a number that can vary significantly depending on the harvest. The labels are divided between a red and white both called Palistorti after the crooked poles in the vineyard and a red reserve made from a selection of the farm’s very best grapes. Valgiano’s wines have been recognised nationally and internationally. This program was brought to you by Michter’s