Are you all about reds? Here is a list of grape varieties from Southern Italy to look out. Great value, rare finds, without breaking the bank. … More Shop different: the “underdogs” red varieties of Southern Italy
Dessert wines are the most neglected wine category: they are hard to sell, according to many sales representatives and hospitality professionals. The problem is, in my opinion, that they are sold only as “dessert wines”, failing to underline the many possibilities of food pairings beside cakes and sweet treats at the end of the luscious … More Don’t call them just dessert wines…
Ageing Italian white wines? Yes you can, here the grape varietis to look for, the ones which can often improve dramatically after a decade or more of aging showing complexity beyond the first layer of bright, simple, refreshing hints. … More Ageing Italian white wines? Yes you can, here the grape varietis to look for…
The Oltrepò Pavese wine region is one of Italy’s most neglected Located south of Milan, the area produces barbera, croatina, uva rara, vespolina based wines… … More Oltrepó pavese, what’s beyond the Pinot sparklings and the bulk wines
A small town in the heart of Sardinia, in the Nuoro countryside, 2500 the population, more than 200 the wine making families. In Mamoiada the people have wine in their Dna. … More Mamoiada: the genuine, raw, millenary face of Sardinia’s viticulture
Wine travel in the Italy of forgotten grapes: today we fly to Friuli Venezia Giulia to meet Schioppettino, the crackling red from Prepotto was almost extinct.. … More Schioppettino, the forgotten grape that sounds like it tastes: crackling!
For this week episode of the mini series “post-Covid wine travels” we fly to Veneto where I will introduce you to another undiscovered wine gem of Italy: mister Durello, the wine crafted from the Durella native grape. Follow me please, you don’t even need a carry-on. I am sure you can agree that the Veneto’s … More It’s sparkling. It’s from Veneto. But it’s not Prosecco. Ever heard about Durello?
I choose to focus on less known areas, true hidden gems, both for the quality and rarity of the wines and the breathtaking landscapes and huge cultural offer. Today we fly to Puglia, the heel of our “boot-shaped” country, to a wine region which is often underestimated also by Italians: the Daunia, the land nestled between Trani, Andria and Barletta province and the Murge plateau. … More Post-Covid wine travel series. Undiscovered Puglia: the native grapes, the places and the millenary culture of the Murge
We can use this time of quarantine to explore new wine regions: I scanned the web for what it is left to buy in terms of good value for money Italian wines. … More Quarantine “no hassle” Italian wines online shopping list
On February 4th the new vintages wines (Barolo 2016 and Barbaresco 2017) has been presented to the press and trade members on a scale never seen before from this region (and I add, from any other Italian wine region) with more than 200 producers pouring their wines in New York City…me and other 49 selected “best palates” from all over the world, blind tasted the Barolo and Barbaresco new vintages’ wines to assess the overall quality, during the World’s Best Palates tasting. … More Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening 2020: a true celebration of the best Italian lifestyle