Articles tagged with the word "Italy":

Tore delle Signore, Verduzzo Friulano, 1992

Published on May 24, 2015

Tasted this delicious dessert wine the other day. Remarkably fresh and flavoursome for a 23-year old white wine. The full name is a bit of a handful though.

Native wine grapes of Italy

Published on July 30, 2014

I think it’s quite simple: Italophiles will want this reference book on their shelves.

New Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Published on April 28, 2013

A new, top tier – Gran Selezione – of Chianti Classico is to be added above Chianti Classico Riserva and Chianti Classico ‘straight’.

Brunello di Montalcino by Kerin O’Keefe

Published on July 7, 2012

It’s not too often a single (small) appellation merits an entire book all to itself. After the Brunello-gate scandal of 2008 it probably needs a book all to itself to help restore its reputation. As a long-standing italo-phile and Italy resident, but not a native Italian, O’Keefe’s commentary has an attractive independence of voice.

Sicily – a continent on one island

Published on June 9, 2012

A steep gradient, literally and thermally, exists from the cool, high slopes of Mount Etna in the east of Sicily to the basking west of the island, both Palermo and the island of Pantelleria, which is nearer Africa than Europe. Combine this with a bevy of well-adapted local grape varieties, and Sicily has an enviable paradigm on the cool-hot spectrum.

Sicily according to Winkler and MJT

Published on June 9, 2012

Sicily spreads across all five Winkler regions

Puglia – Italy's second biggest wine-producing region

Published on March 17, 2012

In Italy’s deep south lies the country’s second biggest wine-producing region. Puglia has 85,125 hectares of vineyard, producing more than 6 million hectolitres of wine each year, which is some 14% of total Italian production.


Published on January 31, 2012

Susumaniello – niche Italian grape variety.


Published on December 28, 2011

Negroamaro is one of the top three grape varieties grown in Puglia and a strong component of several DOCs. It’s found mainly in the southern, Salento, region of Puglia.


Published on December 20, 2011

A two hour – Italian-style driving – journey south and slightly west of Mount Etna lies Sicily’s only DOCG, Cerasuolo di Vittoria, in Ragusa province, made from frappato blended with nero d’avola.

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