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Head to Italy’s Lazio Wine Region for Cesanese

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Cesanese del Piglio DOCG

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.

This Northern Italian Winemaker Is Crushing It!

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Alto Adige, Sudtirol, South Tyrol

Klaus Lentsch makes one of the most amazing Lagrein wines I’ve tried recently. For those who don’t know him, he’s an Italian winemaker and businessman in the Alto Adige region of northern Italy. And if you’ve never heard of Lagrein, it’s a grape native to this area where 97% of it grows. So where is Alto Adige? Where the Southern… Read more »

Uncovering Small Wine Producers: Vinicola Petrini in Abruzzo

Stefano Petrini’s grandparents were farmers in a small mountain community rich with history in Italy’s Abruzzo region. Paleolithic cave paintings and Roman ruins were fuel for young, energetic boys to explore. And explore he and his brother did. But it was the contact with nature and vineyards that set their current stage: producing organic wine in Abruzzo’s Pescara and Chieti… Read more »

Discovering Pecorino Wine #ItalianFWT

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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.

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 »

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 »

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.

An Italian “Surprise” You Must Get To Know

giovanna tantini bardolino chiaretto doc

Northern Italy is full of (wine) surprises. It’s not just about Milan and the Cinque Terre, and Venice or Tuscany. Lots of people don’t explore outside of these destinations. So for those folks wanting fewer than a zillion tourists and interesting wines made with grapes native to Italy, head to Bardolino on Lake Garda. This area is making some of… Read more »

Strolling to Soave and Cantina del Castello

pergola veronese trellling system soave DOC

Soave is one of the most important white wine appellations in Italy. Although it’s name was tarnished for years, they now produce single varietal, distinctive “cru” wines from the Garganega grape. The Veneto region in northern Italy where the Soave hails is worth the visit, great food too!

Spring Date With Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

Umani Ronchi Vicchi Vigne Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore 2015

There’s a white grape in the Marche region of Italy that some say produces one of Italy’s prized white wines. In fact, it’s been called one of Italy’s greatest native white grapes. Its best expression comes from Verdicchio del Castelli di Jesi but growns in other areas of the Marche too. Today I’m sharing information about two lovely Verdicchio from the Umani Ronchi estate.