Wine of the Week: Cumaro Conero Riserva D.O.C.G. from Umani Ronchi (Le Marche)

Umani Ronchi is certainly one of the most famous producers in Le Marche. In fact, it came as no surprise to me to see that they won a Tre Bicchieri award for their Castelli di Jesi Classico Verdicchio Plenio Riserva 2010. This was also a great occasion for me to once again taste some of... Continue Reading →

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Italian Indigenous Varieties: Corvinone Nero from the Veneto, Wine Sites of Interest, News from Italy

This week's variety is Corvinone, not to be confused with Corvina. They are two different grape varieties, although both are from the Veneto and used in many of the wines from that region. Corvinone is a red grape that is used in blends such as those of Valpolicella and Bardolino wines. It is said to... Continue Reading →

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