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3 Wine Tips to Bring Joy to the Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving and wine go together as the occasion to open up and try new or familiar labels with friends and family. But for those who only celebrate Thanksgiving occasionally with American friends, what is Thanksgiving really about? In brief, the Thanksgiving weekend is coming up next week in the US and in many locations in … Read more

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3 Chianti DOCG Wines Show the Potential of 2 Different Subzones

Chianti lies at the heart of the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group’s theme this month, more precisely it’s a Cavalcade of Chianti wines. Using Chianti as a theme, of course, opens up choosing both Chianti DOCG and Chianti Classico DOCG wines, but at the same time, it also creates a bit of confusion for … Read more

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Hurry to Colli Euganei to Discover Its Hidden Treasures

When going to Veneto to explore the local wine culture, the Euganean Hills is probably not the first area you come to think of. We are more familiar with Ripasso and Amarone wines from Valpolicella, the white wines from Lugana and Soave (the Turbiana/Trebbiano di Soave and Garganega grapes), and the Chiaretto rosé wine from … Read more

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Community and Fresh Perspectives Becomes Fundamental for Barolo Serralunga d’Alba

It was in the 1830s in Piedmont that Count Camillo Benso of Cavour, a politician, entrepreneur, and the first prime minister of unified Italy, together with Giulia Colbert Falletti, the last Marquess of Barolo, would play a crucial role in the creation of the Barolo wine. It is assumed that the Nebbiolo grapes generally were … Read more

An Italian Rosé Wine that Makes You Sparkle

An Italian Rosé Wine that Makes You Sparkle

Rosé wine – so-called Vino Rosato – is always a type of wine that pairs well with summer. Therefore, the theme this month in the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group is perfect as it focuses on Italian Rosé wines made with native grapes. I like Rosé wines and I am a terroir-nerd, so what … Read more

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Mamoiada: When a Wine Area Finds A New Fresh Voice

Mamoiada is a village close to Nuoro in Sardegna where the inhabitants have viticulture and winemaking in their DNA. If Venetians say they get fed Prosecco in the baby bottle as small babies, in Mamoiada the importance of viticulture and winemaking is imprinted in their minds probably from before being born. Mamoiada is so much … Read more

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Enjoy a Multifaceted Wine Experience at Podere dell’Anselmo in Chianti, Tuscany

A man and his vineyards; a man and his horse. Well, with Fabrizio Forconi, the owner of Podere dell’Anselmo, it is a bit of both. Podere dell’Anselmo is a small winery, agritourism, and manège located in the Anselmo locality close to Montespertoli in Chianti. This is only about 25 minutes from Florence, in Tuscany. It … Read more

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Do Micro-Climate and Terroir Matter for Chiaretto di Bardolino Rosé Wines?

Chiaretto di Bardolino is a rosé wine with an important history that has had an amazing and revolutionary development during the last 10 years, giving it a pole position among Italian rosé wines on the world map. It has become more essential to give an expression to micro-climate and terroir in rosé wines. Earlier this … Read more

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Wine Decor: 9 Ways to Use Bottles to Decorate Your Home

Recently, I was asked by Jenna Hall, the Marketing Coordinator at Redfin, to contribute to an article about wine decor and wine storage. the article they published on the Redfin blog is the following below, where you can also read my contribution. Have fun. If you love drinking wine, there’s no doubt you have a … Read more

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How Radici del Sud Highlights the Potential of Southern Italian Wines

The Radici del Sud event is an event focused on wines made with native grapes in the southern Italian regions of Puglia, Abruzzo, Molise, Calabria, Campania, Sicily, and Sardegna. Even though lesser-known wine areas and grapes have become quite trendy and in the limelight lately, it is still often hard for smaller producers in such … Read more

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