Tiefenbrunner Linticlarus Cuvée Riserve has a beautiful soul that, given time to open up it, withheld no secrets. In fact, it is a gorgeous, silky wine that has a lot to say.
At their small winery based in San Giacomo de Teglio, the Segas team does everything by hand. Extremely steep slopes, small plots and super Valtellina wines.
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.
Palmina Wines in Santa Barbara County focuses on Northern Italian grape varieties. The wines are to be enjoyed with friends and of course, great food.
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 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.