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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

Vineyard in Cori in Lazio

Join the ItalianFWT Group Talking About Wine in Lazio

The time is almost here for taking a historical tour to Lazio and discover more about wine in Lazio. And, even better, it is during the Easter weekend. There is so much more to Lazio than Rome and Roman history. Well, it is true that the Roman era has had a great impact through the … Read more

Wines Of Lazio

An Invitation to Explore the Wines of Lazio with #ItalianFWT

All roads lead to Rome, so to speak, as Alain de Lille, the French poet, and theologian wrote in 1175, but also to the wines of Lazio. Rome is, of course, more known for its magnificent history and its past as the capital of the Roman Empire and today the capital of Italy. However, all … Read more

Sagrantino

A New Face of the Sagrantino di Montefalco

Sagrantino…not Georgia…is on my mind today So, let’s get back to talk about Montefalco in Umbria and more precisely the Anteprima Sagrantino days that I attended back in February. It was an event sponsored by the Consorzio Tutela Vini Montefalco. They made it possible to learn so much more about the Montefalco area and Sagrantino … 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

Fisar Elections Are in the Air at Vino è 2018

The signature wine event of Fisar – Vino è – has now reached its third edition. Just as the other years, there is a focus on smaller and mid-sized wineries from Trentino to Sicily. The idea has from the beginning been to concentrate mainly on wineries that can tell a different story, more focused on culture, … Read more

Wine

Admiring Olympic Grace Through a Wine Glass in Tuscany

The period of the Anteprime Toscane is always a busy period. A lot of tastings and side events are going on all through Tuscany during a few weeks in February. I only went to the Anteprime that took place in Florence this year, still, it turned into some intense days. Also, it was the week … Read more

Italian Wineries

5 Italian Wineries on a Summer Night at #NaviGusto in Viareggio

Last weekend, in early July, we tasted wine from five Italian wineries, among others, on a summer night at #NaviGusto in Viareggio. So, it all started at the press conference of Vino è by Fisar last Wednesday in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Morris Lazzoni who has the wine blog Vino per Passione was also at … 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

Discovering Italian Wines from Friuli with Moreno Jep Ferlat

At #WinesOfItaly Blab on Tuesday, January 19th, my guest was Moreno Jep Ferlat from Ferlat Vini in Cormons, Friuli Venezia Giulia. He studied winemaking already at high school and then also at university, graduating in oenology. He has gained experience working in different areas in Italy and he also went to South Africa to work with winemaking there … Read more

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