Baracchi Winemaker, Benedetto Baracchi, and Paolo e Noemia D’Amico Brand Ambassador, Riccardo Bertocci, traveled from Italy to Connecticut in November. The pair helped kick off a new wine and food series at Water’s Edge in Westbrook, which also featured Saxtons River Distillery’s Sapling line of Vermont Maple Spirits. Baracchi and Bertocci then hosted an intimate wine class at Madison Wine Shop. Bertocci discussed how the ancient volcanic landscape of Vaiano, and volcanic Tufo stone of d’Amico’s cellars affect the wine. Baracchi described how low-yield techniques enhance the flavors of his Smeriglio series of 100% Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese. Baracchi finished off his trip with a tasting at the Crushed Grape in Milford. Baracchi, d’Amico and Sapling are distributed in Connecticut by Cellar Fine Wines.