Indigenous Italian Grape Varieties: Abbuoto, Abrusco and Abrustine

I have begun writing a series on Italian grape varieties for Altacucina Society's website. While I say in my introduction to the series that surely I will miss a few, I have decided to integrate the ones I missed on this blog. For Altacucina Society, I started with Aglianico although then I swiftly discovered at... Continue Reading →

Forte Divino, a new Italian Wine Event in Forte dei Marmi on April 19 & 20

I have been in Italy for the past three weeks and have been absent from this blog. I have tried many new wines and met old and new friends along the way. It has been a truly wonderful experience although the terrible earthquake in Abruzzo on April 6 at 3:32 a.m. has put a pale... Continue Reading →

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