Tag Archives: Italian wine

Appreciating An Ancient Italian Wine Made For Today’s Palate (#ItalianFWT)

Orvieto Classico about

“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 »

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 »