Italian wine is diverse. Its cultures, food, landscapes and weather are too. You can observe this diversity in the twenty unique wine regions of Italy. Big and complicated, yes, but here is your intro to Italian wine made simple.
Nero Buono is a grape native to the Lazio wine region that’s within easy reach of Rome. Marco Carpineti makes organic wines there including a Nero Buono we tasted.
Lazio might fly under the Tuscany radar now but the area rich with history, lush with hillsides, and satisfying palates with its wines is making a statement with Cesanese.
From the Abruzzo and Le Marche Italian regions, the Pecorino grape is one to know about if you’re looking for something to shake up your white wine glass. Join #ItalianFWT writers to learn more.
It’s easy to think bold, salty cheese when one hears the word Pecorino but we are talking about the wine grape that makes higher acid, sometimes delicate, sometimes bold white wine!
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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.