WINE TRAVEL: Rosazzo wines from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Rosazzo DOCG is a white wine produced in a small area in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northeastern Italy. The appellation was created in 2011 from the Rosazzo subzone which was part of the appellation Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC. The territory of the appellation develops on a hilly area, characterized by having a friable and not very […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON TEROLDEGO

Teroldego is a dark skinned grape variety grown primarily in the Trentino wine region of northern Italy, where it has been cultivated for hundreds of years. It performs best in the Campo Rotaliano plain north of Trento in the heart of the Trentino, on the flat sandy land between the mountains. It is a relatively […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON MONTEPULCIANO

Montepulciano is a classic, Italian grape variety. It is the second-most widely planted red grape in Italy, after Sangiovese. Montepulciano grows throughout the country, with concentrations in the central regions Abruzzo and Marche, and in Puglia and Molise, in the South. As a late-ripening grape, Montepulciano needs a sunny climate. It has thick skin, resulting […]

WINE TRAVEL: Exploring Argiolas, Sardinia

Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean, which lies about 190 miles west of Italy’s mainland. Many vines of the region came from Spain, including Bovale Sardo, Carignano, and Cannonau The island can be divided into three main winemaking areas: the north, closed to the Costa Smeralda, which specializes in Vermentino; the southwest, where […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON BARBERA

Barbera is a red wine grape variety widely planted in northern Italy. Being almost one thousand years older than Cabernet Sauvignon, today it’s the third most planted grape in the country. As a very strong, adaptable vine, Barbera is able to grow in various soils from calcareous clay to limestone and sand, standing well with […]

WINE LEGEND: ORNELLAIA 1995

« The faithful expression of unique terroir developed in harmony with nature »  Ornellaia 1995 is an exceptional wine from Ornellaia winery located in Bolgheri, a wine region known mainly for deeply colored, supple yet age-worthy red wines. The vineyards lie hidden in the foothills, from 50 to 120 meters above sea level facing the Mediterranean coast. […]

WINE PAIRING: COMBINATE VERMENTINO WITH SEAFOOD AND SAFFRON FREGOLA

Immersion in Italian cuisine with Fregola con frutti di mare and zafferano (seafood and saffron fregola) accompanied by a refreshing glass of Vermentino. Due to its fuller style and herbaceous flavors, this light-bodied white wine works wonders with seafood. A delight for your taste buds! Vermentino mostly grows on the island of Sardinia in Italy.This […]

WINE NEWS: PROSECCO OBTAINED UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE STATUS

Latest news: Prosecco has been awarded the UNESCO World Heritage status, a fantastic award for this wine-growing region.  With its magnificent landscape and long winemaking tradition, Prosecco Superiore said it was “a dream come true,” to be added to the list. The award will boost wine tours and winery visits in this region. Indeed, a […]

WINE TRAVEL:​ IMMERSION IN THE OLD ITALIAN WINE REGION, VALPOLICELLA

Valpolicella, located in the province of Verona, is considered one of the oldest wine-making regions in Italy. It has been dedicating to wine-making since ancient times, as the etymology of its name suggests: “val polis cellae” meaning, in fact, “the valley of many cellars “. This wine region is especially famous for its red wine […]

GRAPE VARIETY:​ FOCUS ON CORTESE

Cortese is an Italian white grape variety mainly grown in the wine-growing region of Gavi, south-east of Piedmont. This grape needs a long slow maturation to develop its naturally high acidity and floral character, which is why Cortese is grown in hills influenced by altitude. The wines are labeled as Gavi DOCG or Cortese di […]