Checklist for Vinitaly: Seven Tips For Enjoying The Fair

This photo is one of setting up at Vinitaly, the large Italian wine fair that starts in about eight days. I love Vinitaly. This will be my 10th in a row and I think my 12th show over all. I never get tired of it and it is a highlight in my spring calendar. That... Continue Reading →

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Wine Wednesday: Zago Prosecco Doc

Today's wine of the week is the Zago Prosecco DOC. The winery from Taiedo di Chions in Friuli has 8.5 hectares and makes three types of Prosecco using the Glera grape, Extra Dry, Brut Millesimato and Sui Lieviti (on the Lees). It is this last one that is pictured above and which I enjoyed most... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Varieties: Lagrein

Today's short post is about this week's varietal, Lagrein. Lagrein hails from Alto Adige/Trentino in Northern Italy. According to research, however, it is genetically linked to vines from Greece and Albania that arrived in Italy during the period known as Magna Grecia. Lagrein is also related, genetically speaking, to Syrah and Teroldego. I have always... Continue Reading →

Women In Wine Fridays: La Mesma

Earlier this year I attend the Slow Wine event and tried some fantastic wines. Among them were wines from La Mesma. The wines were all made from Cortese, the grape used to make Gavi. This metodo classico, or traditional method sparkling wine was amazing. It rested on its lees for 18 months. It was fruity... Continue Reading →

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