Barolo Vigna La Delizia, Piemonte

Two Cru Wines that Celebrate the Accomplished Viticultural Heritage of Piemonte

Vigna La Delizia and Vigna La Villa are two cru vineyards giving rise to two cru wines that are a part of the Renaissance project of Fontanafredda winery in Piemonte. The Renaissance project is an idea to communicate something new, and values, while still staying true to the Fontanafredda brand and its history. All has … Read more

Serralunga Day-Vineyard_Fontanafredda

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

Roero

Wines Of Roero Mapped Out One Glass At A Time

When Vinitaly soon is opening its doors, there is a lot of buzz going on already. Wineries, wine writers, influencers, importers, and wine lovers, in general, are posting about where they will be, what will happen, about meetups and much more. Wine communication is at its height, not only strictly marketing but also the Human … Read more

beer brewery

#BaladinOpenGarden – Beer and Agriculture in a Happy Symphony

#BaladinOpenGarden can be said to be a way of combining beer and agriculture in a happy symphony. On June 21st, I headed towards Piemonte, not to taste wine, but to attend the inauguration party of #BaladinOpenGarden. For those of you who might not be much familiar with Italian beer, Baladin is a historic brewery which … Read more

Blogging

For The Love of Blogging with Cantina Social at WinesOfItaly LiveStream

At my #WinesOfItaly #LiveStream in mid-January, my guests were three blogging guys from Turin who has founded the wine blog Cantina Social together. Well, to be correct they are two guys from Piemonte and one guy from the US, but they all live in Turin. They are Adriano Amoretti, Matteo Franco, and John Murnane. Adriano … Read more

Christmas Wine Memory

A Journey through Italian Wine and Christmas Memories

So this is Christmas…. While I was thinking about a Christmas theme to write about a couple of weeks ago, I realized it would be more fun to ask some wine writer and sommelier friends to tell their Christmas stories. As I am focused on Italian wine, I thus asked them to talk about their … Read more

Wine

Wine Tasting and Mingle at Guide dell’Espresso

The presentation of the Guide dell’Espresso, i.e. the wine and food guides published by the Italian weekly magazine L’Espresso, took place as usual at Stazione Leopolda in Florence last Thursday. The best restaurants and wines in Italy are awarded and entered into the guide books. The rating system and the look of the guide books … Read more

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