Aglianico is a dark-skinned Italian wine grape variety that produces highly tannic wines with great levels of acidity. It adapts well to warmer climate, will it be the new up and coming red variety in times of global warming? … More Aglianico, the “global warming” up and coming wine grape?
Books and movies recomandation for wine enthusiasts … More Readings and movies for real wine lovers
From a career as a scientist at N.A.S.A. to producing terroir driven Pinot Noirs in Oregon, read the fascinating story of Don Hagge, Vidon’s winery … More From N.A.S.A. to Oregon’s vineyards: meet Don Hagge, the scientist of Vidon’s wine making
Littorai wines are among the purest, most age worthy expressions of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay I have tasted in California. They have earned Lemon a reputation not as a Burgundian interpreter of California, but as a true American master. … More Littorai winery: where terroir is a religion and biodynamic a life philosophy
Alto Adige is one of the most diverse wine region of Italy: discover Schiava and Pinot Bianco native grapes and terroir driven wines… … More A peek into Alto Adige grape diversity and its terroir-driven Schiava and Pinot Bianco wines
A short guide: appellations, terroirs, the best sites and wine suggestions. … More What you need to know to choose the best Dolcetto
Do Americans care about wine and food pairing? Latest statistics show than only half of the consumers pair wine with their meal… … More Only half of Americans pair wine with food. Let’s fix this.
How to organize your study plan for advanced sommelier exams. The tips of the professionals. … More Study like a pro: tips and tricks for advanced Sommelier exams
My endless curiosity about less known wine grapes drives me always in the geekiest seminars and wine classes. No exception was the last edition of SommCon, the US sommelier convention which takes place every year in San Diego, where I live. The seminars list is always rich in learning and tasting occasions: from prestigious Champagnes … More America’s invisible rainbow and the secret wine revolution
Here we are, it’s that time of the year: the Holidays’ season wines shopping list. Rigorously Italian wines (what would you expect from The Italian Wine Girl??), one red, one rosé and one white for each of these three categories: under 20 USD (because ‘value for money’ is my mantra), organic and natural wines (because … More My wine shopping list for the Holidays: under 20 $, organic or geeky but..100% made in Italy!