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…
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?
Plan your dream wine travel to Italy when the Covid emergency will be over. Visit the least known wine regions to discover the authentic Italian countryside. … More Post-Covid Italian wine travels’ serie. Little-known must-see wine regions to visit after the pandemic
Tormaresca winery in Puglia is setting a new quality standard for Southern Italy wines: native grapes and improved techniques result in spotless wines… … More Tormaresca: traditional soul, modern techniques, a new standard for Puglia’s wines
Ah, Maremma. A quaint, little-known slice of western central Italy hugging the Mediterranean coast. For those of you that know Italy, Maremma is squarely fixed in Southern Tuscany. Home to rolling hills of olive groves, vineyards, forests, fields of poppies and cornflowers, fishing ports, and of course, the stellar Sangiovese red grape. But not only: be ready to … More Maremma, the Tuscany you don’t expect
Overwhelming, chaotic, loud, intense. Vinitaly is people, meetings, connections, diversions, parties, happy hours, dinners, everything but wines. It’s like a tsunami that hits you on the very first day so that you don’t know where exactly you will end up on day 4. Order doesn’t belong here. This is not Prowein, the German wine fair: … More Vinitaly: all about people, forget about wines!
Its history, debated to this day, can only be traced via oral tradition; there are no documentary evidence about this variety. Somebody believes Ruche’ was brought to Piedmont by French nobles from Burgundy (and actually Piedmont was part of France for a long time), but the most widely spread theory is that Ruche’ would have … More Ruche’, the best kept secret of Piedmont
Luca Abbruzzino is among the most promising young talent of Italy, according to 2016 Espresso restaurant guide, his and his father Antonio cuisine was worthy a Michelin star in 2014. They own a family restaurant in Catanzaro, Calabria and they just opened a new one in Milan, Lombardy. The New York Times listed Calabria and … More Italian haute cuisine trip to San Diego: Michelin star Abbruzzino at Civico 1845
If you read my blog you know I like to tell you about less known Italian grapes and wines…I won’t disappoint you with this new post! During my last visit to Italy I traveled through the central regions: Tuscany, Umbria and Marche. In the latter I got in touch with two hidden gems, Ribona (known … More Ribona and Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, Marche hidden gems