Sagrantino_Tasting

Anteprima Sagrantino: Umbrian Wine From Its Best Side

We are now in early September and summer is turning into harvest time, but it seems like only yesterday that I was at the Anteprima Sagrantino in Montefalco. During this short period since early June, some changes have happened also within the Consortium of Montefalco Sagrantino. In June, at the preview event, Filippo Antonelli was … Read more

Borsigwerke_Berlin_Germany

The Fabulous World of a Wine Judge at Berliner Wine Trophy

Traveling to Berlin is always like making a journey into European history, and adding the concept of wine thanks to the Berliner Wine Trophy and being a wine judge heightens the experience. The last few times I have been to Berlin, after many years in between, it always makes me think of our high school … 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

rosé wine

Rosexpo, with a focus on the identity of rosé wines

Wine is all about friendship, online as well as in real life. When my friend Gina Martino Zarcadoolas won the blog competition for American wine writers organized by the consortium of Salice Salentino, she told me she would get the award in Lecce at the Rosexpo. I told her I would come down so we … 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

Pedavena Brewery

At Pedavena Brewery You Sip On An Emotion

La birra Pedavena, è bere un’emozione. Pedavena beer, it’s like drinking an emotion. (I heard this sort of motto at Pedavena brewery last year, I cannot remember if said by the master brewer or someone else.) The Pedavena brewery really does create emotion; with its long and tumultuous though fantastic history, its location that is … Read more

Foglia Tonda

Foglia Tonda – An Almost Forgotten Grape On The Rise

When the semifinal in the Women’s Soccer World Cup between Sweden and Holland was in full swing yesterday, I was on edge almost as if sitting on needles. Football, or soccer, has always been serious business in my family. I played for several years in Sweden and before Wine entered my orbit, football was a … Read more

Puglia Wine

Radici del Sud – The Event for Autochtonous Grape Lovers

Puglia is THE place to be every year in early June! Well, not only in June but all year round. LOL Why you might wonder? Because it is the time of year when Radici del sud takes place. This year I am back at Radici del Sud and even appearing a bit behind the scenes. … Read more

Pisa Wine

Terre di Pisa – A Hidden Wine Wonderland in Tuscany

There is a whole wonderful world to discover when it comes to wine in the Terre di Pisa area. For many of you, it might still be a fairly unknown area. For me, it is a territory very dear to me after having gotten to know several of the wineries there during the last few … 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

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