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Laura Donadoni has started the Italian wine girl blog with the aim to spread Italian wine culture and love across the world. You will read stories, ideas, struggles, joys and sorrows, this is the journal of a passionate ambassador of the Italian wine and good taste!
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    Moscato d’Asti Docg: prejudices at home, success in the U.S., the search for quality

    Moscato is one of the most "bullied" grape varieties at home, in Italy, and one of the most exported in the world, especially in the States where the most appreciated version is the low-alcohol, sugary and effervescent one typical of the Asti area. It was there that I recently went to discover the history of this wine often associated with festive moments, but unjustly subject to the prejudice of being a wine suitable only for those who are not very wine-knowledgeable or experienced. The reality is quite different, especially thanks to the investments made by producers and the Consortium, which in recent years have focused on quality and on clarifying styles by distinguishing between the Moscato d'Asti Docg and Asti Docg appellations, sparkling, dry and sweet versions.
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    Wine is more than natural: the creative genius of Hans Terzer and the new Appius

    Wine is the result of the magical combination of many elements: nature, vine, terroir, but there is a factor which is too often considered as secondary, in particular in this latest fashion of "natural" wines.

Friuli mon amour!

As Italian I am not really a lover of international varieties (unless they are indigenous), for Dna reasons I prefer native grapes and traditional terroir driven methods of vinification...

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Prosecco? Yes, but Cartizze…

Prosecco is the most sold wine in U.S.: with its fresh, crisp, pleasant bubbles it has conquered America's consumers heart. Among wine lovers it has the reputation of being a simple, easy drinking,...

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The Chardonnay that made history

You say Chateau Montelena, you mean the history of Napa Chardonnay. Established in 1882 this winery changed forever the course of the wine making business in California with the famous victory in Paris...

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