Quarantine “no hassle” Italian wines online shopping list

Northern Italy and sparkling wines edition

We can use this time of self isolation and quarantine to explore new wine regions: online sales are skyrocketing in these days, so I scanned the web for what it is left to buy in terms of good value for money Italian wines. I put together this “no hassle” selection of Northern Italian wines with the following criteria and reasons:

  1. Italy is the most afflicted wine country in the world by the pandemic of the Coronavirus and buying Italian wines is an excellent way to help the producers in these tragic weeks.
  2. This is the first of 3 lists, it is  dedicated to Northern Italy and sparkling wines, but I am working on Central Italy and Southern Italy as well.
  3. I selected wines from a single website, in this case WINE.COM,  because it’s easier to buy more wines from the same retailer and have a discount on shipping costs. wine.com also offers a yearly subscription at 49.00 USD to wave all the shipping costs year-round. And last but not least: they ship almost everywhere in the U.S..
  4. Wine.com is a local business: California is in lockdown and I like the idea to help a Californian business to keep up and generate wellness for the people of this State which is my home away from home.
  5. In selecting the wines from this website I considered pros: the value for money, the quality and credibility of the producer, the production practices and the use of native, indigenous varieties.
  6. Disclaimer: I am not sponsored by wine.com or  by any of these wineries.
  7. Disclaimer 2: these are not my absolute favorite wines, it is just a selection of the best of what available and in stock online in these days.

PIEDMONT

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DOLCETTO DI DOGLIANI, Luigi Einaudi 2018

https://www.wine.com/product/luigi-einaudi-dolcetto-di-dogliani-2018/545842

ALTO PIEMONTE NEBBIOLO – GATTINARA, Travaglini 2016

https://www.wine.com/product/travaglini-gattinara-2016/602423

GAVI – Michele Chiarlo Le Marne  2017

https://www.wine.com/product/michele-chiarlo-le-marne-gavi-2017/517622

FAVORITA  – Gianni Gagliardo Fallegro Favorita 2018

https://www.wine.com/product/gianni-gagliardo-fallegro-favorita-2018/540626

VENETO

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RED BLEND VALPOLICELLA VARIETIES Allegrini, Palazzo della Torre 2015

https://www.wine.com/product/allegrini-palazzo-della-torre-2015/521911

AMARONE, Zenato 2015

https://www.wine.com/product/zenato-amarone-2015/517190

SOAVE CLASSICO – Suavia, Monte Carbonare 2017

https://www.wine.com/product/suavia-monte-carbonare-soave-classico-2017/522267

LOMBARDIA

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CHIARETTO – Ca Maiol, Chiaretto Valtenesi 2017

https://www.wine.com/product/ca-maiol-chiaretto-del-garda-2017/552236

LUGANA – Ottella 2018

https://www.wine.com/product/ottella-lugana-2018/533397

VALTELLINA SUPERIORE – Nino Negri, Inferno 2013

https://www.wine.com/product/nino-negri-inferno-valtellina-superiore-2013/165233

TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

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TEROLDEGO ROTALIANO, Foradori 2018

https://www.wine.com/product/foradori-teroldego-rotaliano-2018/592416

PINOT BIANCO, Terlan 2018

https://www.wine.com/product/terlan-pinot-bianco-2018/526419

LAGREIN, Tramin 2017

https://www.wine.com/product/tramin-lagrein-2017/523883 

FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA

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PINOT GRIGIO, Attems 2018

https://www.wine.com/product/attems-pinot-grigio-2018/528311

SCHIOPPETTINO di PREPOTTO, Petrussa 2015

https://www.wine.com/product/petrussa-schioppettino-di-prepotto-2015/535044

RIBOLLA NERA, Ronchi di Cialla 2016

https://www.wine.com/product/ronchi-di-cialla-ribolla-nera-2016/520834

SPARKLING

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FRANCIACORTA –  LOMBARDY

Ca’ del Bosco,  NV,  Cuvee Prestige 

https://www.wine.com/product/ca-del-bosco-franciacorta-cuvee-prestige/133240

LAMBRUSCO METODO CLASSICO – EMILIA ROMAGNA

Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco del Fondatore 2018

https://www.wine.com/product/cleto-chiarli-lambrusco-del-fondatore-2018/548419

TRENTO DOC – TRENTINO

Ferrari Brut, NV

https://www.wine.com/product/ferrari-brut/1231

PROSECCO SUPERIORE – VENETO

Bisol, Crede 2017

https://www.wine.com/product/bisol-crede-prosecco-superiore-2017/508599


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