Italy is home to innumerable native wine grapes yet international grapes on Italian soil make for fine wines perhaps more recognizable to broader markets.
“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 »
Autumn means changing colors and cooler temperatures. For me, especially on chillier evenings, it also means grabbing a red wine, make that Barbaresco.
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 »
Veneto- home to one of the world’s most loved sparkling wines and Prosecco Superiore, a community of wine people making a sustainable difference. Here are two ‘cru’ level wines to try.
The sustainable La Tordera producer has an outstanding Zero Dossagio from the Valdobbiadene DOCG in Prosecco. Come see what’s making our holiday sparkle!
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.