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An Invitation to Explore the Pecorino Grape #ItalianFWT

pecorino wine grape

The Italian Food, Wine, Travel Group Uncovers the Pecorino Grape This month our #ItalianFWT group of writers highlight the white wine grape Pecorino, looking to find examples in the Italian regions where it grows most: Le Marche (it’s native home) and Abruzzo. Pecorino vines exist in Liguria, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria too. This group virtually visited Le Marche last spring… Read more »

Italian Island Wine Speak with Vinisola #ItalianFWT

Moscato di Alexandria Muscat grape bunch

Pantelleria floats off the southwest corner of Sicily. With nowhere near the number of visitors anyone wanting a quieter wine trip is in luck. Zibibbo is the wine temptress.

Grenache and the Warming Climate- Vidal-Fleury Discussions

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Mark and I dined with Guy Sarton du Jonchay (Guy) and his wife Monika of Maison Vidal-Fleury at a recent event in Paris. After talk, tasting and red wines poured, our discussion got even more interesting. This article discusses the second part of that night when we discussed climate change as it relates to signature wines of a region. To… Read more »

The Important Thing You Don’t Know About Italian Wine Labels

The last time you enjoyed a bottle of Italian wine was it organic, or produced by natural methods? Biodynamic? Perhaps you don’t know or don’t care. Does making wine without chemicals really make a difference? Organic agriculture is a hot topic these days owing to growing consumer concern about where their food comes from, how it’s processed, and what’s in… Read more »

The Man Behind Maison Vidal-Fleury

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Vidal Fleury Côtes du Rhone Rouge french wine

A February evening overlooking the River Seine was the perfect backdrop to discover the Rhone Valley wines of Maison Vidal-Fleury and get to know Guy Sarton du Jonchay.

Italy’s Finest Wine At A Great Price! #ItalianFWT

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Umbrian wine and Sagrantino di Montefalco

Sagrantino, a thick-skinned grape with off-the-scale color and body is where you find the red prize of Umbria. Montefalco is perched high up in Umbria, in the foothills of the Central Italian Apennines. These lush, green hills are the historic home of Sagrantino yet it’s not well known outside of Umbria. Say Italy and wine in a sentence and many… Read more »

Biodynamic Bordeaux – Nobody’s Perfect But The Wine Is Fabulous

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Dawn Jones-Cooper bought a 3.5 hectare vineyard in 2005. It’s in Entre-Deux-Mer, about 40 minutes east of Bordeaux. Right away she learned the extent of neglect and disease in the vineyard. She tore it out, planted barley and applied comfrey. She is one of dozens in Bordeaux practicing Biodynamic agriculture. In fact, producers in wine regions around the world are… Read more »

Italian Wine To Warm Your Soul #ItalianFWT

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Truil huts Puglia

It’s winter and cold outside in many areas of the northern hemisphere. Times I like cozying up near a fireplace drinking a glass of wine. Make it Italian please. And make it red.

Give a Little Touche Française to your Holiday #Winophiles

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Le Club Vignobles & Signatures and the French #Winophiles bring you a French style season this holiday sharing foods and wines for any table and palate.