Lazio and Umbria Wine Regions

Let’s Discover Central Italy: Umbria & Lazio

June will be the month to discover more about wine in Umbria and Lazio in the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group. Central Italy has for long been in the shadows of other more hyped-up regions when it comes to viticulture and winemaking. However, in recent years a lot has been happening to change the … Read more

WinesOfItaly LiveStream with Emiliana D'Angelo Talking About Basilicata Wine

WinesOfItaly LiveStream Talks Aglianico del Vulture with Emiliana D’Angelo

Donato D’Angelo Winery is a winery in Rionero in Vulture, the heart of the Vulture area. They are producing classic Aglianico del Vulture wines and more. I met oenologist Emiliana D’Angelo last year, she is one of Donato D’Angelo’s daughters. I talked to Emiliana to learn more about Emiliana pointed out that Aglianico del Vulture … Read more

Calabria and Sardinia

Two Authentic Expressions of Native Grapes from Calabria and Sardinia

Calabria and Sardinia are in focus in the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group this month, and that’s no April’s fool joke, but the truth. They are two very fascinating regions in Italy that are still a bit of hidden gems. Tourist destinations like Tropea in Calabria and the Costa Smeralda in Sardinia, of course, … Read more

Calabria and Sardegna – All True, No April Fool’s Prank

We will be focusing on the food, wine, and travel in Calabria and Sardinia in the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group this month. Calabria and Sardegna are two regions with a long viticultural and winemaking history but despite that, they are still today quite underrated wine regions with many hidden gems. During the last … Read more

Chianti Classico Collection_Black Rooster

How Chianti Classico Enters the Movie Biz with the Black Rooster

The Chianti Classico Collection 2023 just took place a month ago, and the Chianti Classico consortium was on a roll. It was a well-attended Anteprima (preview tasting) after the reduced events during the last three years due to the pandemic, and the good mood was on top. In an article on the blog of Fattoria … Read more

Masseria Piccirillo Vineyard Campania

Giovanni Piccirillo Brings a Fresh Approach to Winemaking in Alto Casertano

Alta Campania or more specifically the Alto Casertano is an up-and-coming and buzzing wine area in Campania, even though it is a district with a long winemaking tradition. Viticulture and winemaking in the area date at least to the Etruscan period, then it flourished during the Roman era, and Pallagrello wine would become the favorite … Read more

Tuscan Vineyard Castelnuovo Berardenga

How Vallepicciola Launches a Grand Cru Line with Three Premium Wines

Vallepicciola is an estate located in the Castelnuovo Berdardenga area not far from Siena, on the rolling hills of Tuscany. When we talk about Castelnuovo Berdardenga, it generally, brings our minds to Chianti Classico as it is the southernmost subzone – UGA – of the Chianti Classico appellation. In mid-January, Vallepicciola invited us to an … Read more

Vineyard Somewhere in Maremma

Supertuscan Is All About The Name, Not In The Wine

The Super Tuscan wines are a debated topic. One thing is for sure, they have indeed brought the attention of the world to an area that before was rather hidden, namely Bolgheri in Tuscany. (This is the republishing of an older article from before my former website was hacked during the pandemic period.) The question … Read more

Borgo Turrito Focuses on Nero di Troia in Foggia in Puglia

The Daunia area in Northern Puglia, from around Barletta to Castel del Monte and the Gargano, is the land of Nero di Troia. This is a grape that has had an important development during the last 20-30 years in Puglia. It was historically mainly used in blends but has since the early 2000s become a … Read more

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