The Sweet Spot: Occhio di Pernice From Poggio Bonelli

At the Italian Wine Masters tasting on Tuesday, I was able to taste a few wines and one in particular really excited my palate, the Occhio di Pernice from Poggio Bonelli. I also tasted the wonderful Chianti and Chianti Riserva from this venerable estate in Castelnuovo Berardenga. This was Chianti as I like it, those... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Varietals: Canaiolo Bianco

Canaiolo bianco is this week's indigenous Italian varietal. Most people have heard of its more famous cousin, the Canaiolo Nero which is used in a number of well-known Tuscan wines including Vino Nobile di Montepulciano which I was serving on Tuesday. Canaiolo bianco instead is the lesser known grape but is also grown in Tuscany... Continue Reading →

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