The lovely Donatella Cinelli Colombini at Le Sommelier’s Liberty Village offices

Donatella Cinelli Colombini‘s wines have been favourites of mine ever since I was first introduced to them when I was purchasing the wines for the much lamented Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar on Church Street, Toronto.

I’ll never forget the day they arrived, as it was a rather sizable order, and with it being the summer, our slower time of the year, my wine room was bursting at the seams!

And so it was with great pleasure I was given the opportunity to sit down and talk about the philosophies behind her two Tuscan wineries, and just why it is that she only employs female staff there.

Donatella’s wines are available through Le Sommelier.


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Edinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge, and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… And he still wonders if one would run into labour issues if one did that in Canada?