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Calabria

A New Golden Age for the Gaglioppo in Calabria

When I was thinking of an Italian theme for me to host this November in the #ItalianFWT group, I knew I wanted to focus on Calabria and the Gaglioppo grape. It is a very interesting region and an area that is often overlooked for other areas with higher visibility in Italy. Now, most of you … Read more

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Cataldo Calabretta – A New Generation of Organic Cirò Doc Wines

On January 7th, 2017, we were talking about artisanal and a sort of new generation of organic Cirò Doc wines at #WinesOfItaly #LiveStream. My guest was Cataldo Calabretta, who is a winemaker in Cirò Marina. I tasted Cataldo’s wines for the first time at Vinitaly last year. Then, last summer in I had the opportunity … Read more

Viticulture - A Family Tradition at Cote di Franze in Calabria

Viticulture – A Family Tradition at Cote di Franze in Calabria

The visit to the winery Cote di Franze close to Cirò Marina in Calabria was a long time coming, as I contacted them already last year when I was in Calabria. However, last year we did not manage to arrange a visit. Then at Vinitaly this year, together with Nadia, I passed by the Calabria pavilion … Read more

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