Italian Indigenous Grapes: Pecorino from Le Marche, Abruzzo

This week's indigenous variety is called Pecorino. It hails mainly from Le Marche and from Abruzzo but there are also plantings in Liguria, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. An early ripening grape, it is not susceptible to downy or powdery mildew. The grape has nothing to do with the cheese of the same name, Pecorino, other... Continue Reading →

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Buon Ferragosto A Tutti! Going Fishing

Today is the quintessential Italian holiday, Ferragosto. What is Ferragosto you might ask, well according to Wikipedia: "The Catholic Church celebrates this date as a Holy Day of Obligation to commemorate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary—the actual physical elevation of her sinless soul and incorruptible body into Heaven. Before the Roman Catholic Church... Continue Reading →

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