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3 Oscars 2024 Winners Paired With Unforgettable Italian Wine

The night of the Oscars is just over and as always it’s a grand event that celebrates the past year of mainly American cinema. I only watched a small part of it such as Emma Stone’s thank you speech with her partly broken dress in the back. Those little moments that always make the Oscars … Read more

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What Wine Are You Drinking To Celebrate Denmark’s New King…?

When I watched the Danish Queen Margrethe II abdicate last Sunday in favor of making her son, Crown Prince Frederik X, become King of Denmark, it truly felt like witnessing history being written. I cannot say I am in favor of a society where royals have their own set of privileges but then, on the … Read more

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How Achille Della Porta Masters the Art of Making Elegant Aglianico

“Maximum selection in the vineyard,” is the motto of Achille Della Porta, owner of Masseria della Porta in the Montaperto locality in Irpinia, Campania. Achille believes in giving value to the Irpinia territory and producing wines that give an expression of the local micro terroir, its history, and tradition. Biodiversity and respect for nature lie … Read more

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Campania Makes You Dream Big About Amazing Wine

This article was first published back in 2020 on my blog, but then the website got hacked and I never got around to republish it. Here, it is again though. Happy reading!! Campania is a region that can offer a bit of everything when it comes to wine territories or terroir. That is everything from … Read more

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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

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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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How Remarkable Native Grapes Are Revitalizing Wine in Southern Italy

Puglia and Radici del Sud was one of my first destinations for wine in southern Italy earlier in the summer when things started to open up again, allowing for events to be organized. This was my fourth Radici del Sud event, and I also had a small hand in the selection of some of the … Read more

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Caprettone Manifests its Remarkable Potential for Winemaking in Campania

Caprettone is a grape native to Vesuvius that has shown to have an extraordinary potential for winemaking in Campania, also when it comes to sparkling wines. Vesuvius is not only known for its eruptive activity through the years, but also for its unique and very expressive viticultural heritage. As in general in recent years, there … Read more

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3 Wineries & 3 Fascinating Expressions of Wine in Campania

Campania is a region that is rich not only in history, culture, food, and a mecca for tourists, it also has a viticultural heritage like no other. There are many different wine areas in Campania that stand out each in their own way. Just think about areas such as Caserta, Sannio in the Benevento area, … Read more

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