Italy is home to innumerable native wine grapes yet international grapes on Italian soil make for fine wines perhaps more recognizable to broader markets.
“But why Orvieto?” a wine friend asked when I shared I was heading to taste Orvieto wines. Partly because our Italian Food, Wine, Travel group visits Orvieto this month and also because wineries in Orvieto make much more than the easy quaffing style of the past. I wanted to taste these wines of greater character! Anyone who likes exploring less… Read more »
Autumn means changing colors and cooler temperatures. For me, especially on chillier evenings, it also means grabbing a red wine, make that Barbaresco.
Ramato is similar to a rosé and an orange wine but is it? Traditionally made in Fiuli-Venezia Giulia, I dig into this wine to find out more.
Mark and I drink plenty of pink wine whether Italian rosato, rosado or rosé. Here I share two very different styles from the foothills of the Italian Apennines to rolling hills closer to the sea.
A year ago March, Mark and I dropped in on Raw Wine London. When I told him about attending a session on Gravner wines he happily joined me. This is where we briefly met Mateja Gravner and tasted wines that marked our memory. The entire movement, raw and natural wines, is rather obscure and includes orange wine, an extended skin… Read more »
Wine cooperatives play a key role in many regions around the world. Quality levels are all over the board but not in Alto Adige where they are the exception.
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.