WINE STUDY : Verdicchio

Verdicchio is an Italian white grape variety. Of unknown origin, it is widespread in Italy in the regions of Marche, Umbria, Abruzzo and Sardinia. It is believed to be a member of the trebbiano family. It is a versatile variety, used both for light and easy-drinking table wines, and for more complex and aging examples. […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON VIDAL BLANC

Vidal Blanc, a cross between Ugni blanc and Rayon d’Or, is a hardy, thick-skinned white grape variety. Created by Jean-Louis Vidal in France during the 1930’s, Vidal Blanc can be used to produce both dry and sweet wines. It’s a very versatile grape – it can be aged in wood, left on the vine for […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON CARRICANTE

Carricante is an Italian white wine grape variety planted primarily in Sicily. Carricante has been growing on the slopes around the ancient stratovolcano Mt. Etna for centuries. This late-ripening vine is the main variety used in the Etna DOC. Etna’s volcanic soils and altitude infuse Carricante with racy minerality, pure aromas of lemon, and a […]