April takes our Italian Food, Wine and Travel group on a virtual excursion to Campania in southwestern Italy where rare wine grapes are abundant. An area where there is no shortage of stunning coastline and no lack of chaotic action in the capital city Naples, it oozes archeological and ancient sites such as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum. The next time… Read more »
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.
Minervois La Livinière is where you find the small producer Clos Centeilles specializing in almost lost grape varieties. Cécile Domergue has a huge heart and passion for the land her mom Patricia and her farm.
For me, cheese is like caviar or a Michelin starred restaurant- I partake on special occasions only. It’s not that I don’t like it, quite the contrary. There’s nothing like slathering young and creamy Gorgonzola on a cracker. Or a crostini topped with aged Mimolette or Manchego, a walnut then drizzled with honey. But sadly, cheese doesn’t like me. I… Read 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!
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 »
Italy has upwards of 590 officially recognized wine grape varieties to date. Here’s one you might not know that you know- Cannonau.
Located in Chianti Storico (old Chianti), you find Chianti Classico wines. Montefioralle is an organic producer located near Greve- an easy trip from Florence for tasting wine and olive oil.
Learn about Fresia d’Asti and the indigenous grape Fresia.