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Lagrein Reigns in Alto Adige #ItalianFWT

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Muri-Greis Lagrein Alto Adige Südtirol

A new year, a fresh start, a positive outlook. I welcome 2021 and am kicking things off with one of my favorite Italian red grapes: Lagrein. If you are fond of medium to fuller-bodied wine such as Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, I bet you’ll enjoy Lagrein. Below I share information about where this grape grows in Italy and a few… Read more »

Pouring Primitivo, Four Wines From Puglia #ItalianFWT

Primitivo’s home turf in Puglia is Gioia del Colli where the wines are generally fresher with more finesse than those from warmer, well known areas further south- they are fuller and richer. Let’s pour four and find out.

Rosato, Drinking Pink Italian Style from the Mountains to the Sea

rosé rosato rosado

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.

Ippolito – Preserving Native Vines in Calabria

Cantine Vincenzo Ippolito Gaglioppo Liber Pater Cirò Rosso Classico Superiore Calabria Cirò

One of the great pleasures of wine exploration is stumbling upon something new. Every corner of Italy is filled with rare forgotten grapes that wine makers are nurturing and coddling. It’s becoming easier to find ancient grapes and when you stumble upon these gems, you’ll be in for a ‘wow’ moment… and that’s special. And that’s Gaglioppo, grown all over… Read more »

Italy – Organic Wine and Rare Grapes In Campania

Il Verro Coda di Pecora Sheep Campania vino Italiano

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 »

Brachetto d’Acqui Sparkling Wine To Brighten Up Lockdown

La Gironda Brachetto d'Acqui frizzante piemonte

Brachetto d’Acqui sparkling frizzante wine- bright, foamy and fizzy, perfect for aperitivo or a lazy afternoon, I’d invite it to my couch for a movie and dessert too.

Women in Italian Wine: Meet Mateja Gravner #ItalianFWT

1999 Gravner Ribolla Gialla wine Fruili Venezia Giulia

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 »

Introducing the Diversity of Italian Wine #ItalianFWT

Italia diversity vino wine

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.