Ciliegiolo is Showing its Magic Greatness in Narni in Umbria

Ciliegiolo is Showing its Magic Greatness in Narni in Umbria

Ciliegiolo is a grape variety with magic greatness native to Maremma in southern Tuscany and central Italy but it is cultivated in several Italian regions. Ian D’Agatha defines it as “…one of the country’s greatest but most underappreciated grape varieties.” This is because it produces vertical wines with “pure aromas and flavors.” It is indeed … Read more

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Join the 2023 Drink Wine Differently Challenge to Change Your Ways

Continuing on my last article about the anti-wine list motto, I was thinking of supporting a “Drink Wine Differently Challenge” in 2023. I started with thinking of a “Better Drinking January” but that would be a bit too judgemental and biased as I cannot really claim to know which are the better wines to drink. … Read more

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3 Compelling Reasons And Solutions To Be Anti-Wine Lists

November and December are always the months when all the wine lists from various wine publications, wine bloggers, and wine influencers come out. The Top 100, Top 50, Top 10, his or her’s comments on this or that Top list, and on it goes. An endless line of Top this or Best that, the list … Read more

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More About Swedish Wine’s Groundbreaker Percy Månsson from Domän Sånana

The southern parts of Sweden – mainly Skåne – are considered to be the new frontier for the future of winemaking as the climate changes. Recently, I got an article published in the American online wine magazine The Vintner Project where I talk about The Swedish vintner and winemaker Percy Månsson of Domän Sånana. He … Read more

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What Wine2Wine Can Tell You About Wine Communication

The 9th edition of Wine2Wine took place in Verona at the beginning of November this year. It was a live event all through this time, there was no virtual part as during the pandemic years. Wine2Wine is a yearly event organized by Vinitaly International to help the Italian wine world learn more about the latest … Read more

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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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