Italian Wine Fact: What Was The First Italian DOC Wine?

Reading through my materials today, I decided to start a new section on my blog called Italian Wine Facts. Today's factoid is about the first Italian DOC wine. I was surprised to find out that it was Vernaccia di San Gimingnano in 1966. The wine received its DOCG designation in 1993. Vernaccia is not an... Continue Reading →

Nobel Prize Winner Salute To Bruce Beutler & Jules Hoffman

As many people know, Italy is my main squeeze. Sometimes, I betray her with interest in other countries but rarely does anything move me the way Italy does. Well today was one of those moments but this too has to do with Italy and a client of mine, albeit not in the wine business. Yes,... Continue Reading →

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