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How Wine in Lazio is Reimagining its Past Greatness

When talking about Italian wine there is a well of history to source from, when talking about wine in Lazio the task at hand almost feels daunting. Wine in Lazio stems to the Etruscans and then there is the Roman Empire that played a big part in spreading the art of winemaking also all through … Read more

passito

3 Different Italian Appassimento Wines That You Will Love

September is as you might have guessed by now the month of passiti, or wines made with the appassimento method, in the Italian wine, food, and travel group. The title of this month’s theme is Appassimento all’italiano, Sweet Wines at Their Best. I apologize for being late with my article, unfortunately, some other things got … Read more

Preview: Appassimento all’italiano, Sweet Wines at Their Best

September is all about passito wines, i.e. sweet wines or dessert wines, basically, all wines made with the appassimento (dehydration) method in the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group. This month’s theme will indeed be Appassimento all’italiano, Sweet Wines at Their Best. As I mentioned in the invitation article last week, the appassimento method can … Read more

Sweet Wines

An Invitation To: Appassimento all’italiano…Sweet Wines at Their Best

Where has the summer gone? September is on the doorstep, the harvest has begun in some areas, it is soon to begin in other, and in the #ItalianFWT group, we will be focusing on passito wines. Passiti, that is sweet wines or dessert wines, belongs to a world all of their own in Italy. There … Read more

Pecorino

Le Marche & Abruzzo – Two Regions… Two Expressions of Pecorino

Pecorino has indeed been one of those white grape varieties that I have always liked even though it until more recently was never considered much as a white wine. Or perhaps it was not even as well known even in Italy. I used to go often to Le Marche and a white Pecorino wine was … Read more

Sagrantino

A Biodynamic Expression of Sagrantino in Umbria

Umbria is a region that is a bit tucked away between Tuscany, Marche, and Lazio and often it has gotten less attention and recognition than it deserves when it comes to wine production. Umbria is not only the land of Sagrantino but also of white grapes such as Grechetto in the form of Grechetto Colli … Read more

By The Fire

Get Cosy By The Fire With Italian Wine

The first week of the new year 2019 arrives in Italy with cold all the way down to the southern regions. The starting theme for this year at #ItalianFWT – Italian Wines for Cold Winter Nights – seems to fit the season very well. Let us imagine a cosy scenery at home on a winter … Read more

Prosecco

A Superior Sparkling Christmas With Bele Casel

On a Monday afternoon in Verona, earlier this week, I met Paola Ferraro from Bele Casel winery by chance. I was stopping by a table to chat with my friends Irene Graziotti and Daniele Becchi at the Wine2Wine event, and Paola was with them so it feels like we are friends now too. 🙂 While chatting … Read more

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

Gaglioppo

Gaglioppo & Calabria – Hidden Gems in Italy at #ItalianFWT

November 2018 at #ItalianFWT will be all about Gaglioppo and Calabria. We will talk about wine in Calabria with a focus on the elusive and sometimes not well-understood Gaglioppo grape. As I have many friends from Calabria, it was also one of the regions except for Tuscany that I travelled to already during my first … Read more

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