Wines from Montecarlo DOC – Tuscany

On a recent trip to Tuscany for the Anteprime, I learned how much I still need to know about Italian wines and Italian DOCs. Everytime you think you know a lot about something like Italian wine, you are endlessly surprised to learn about producers and regions one didn't know about. That's the beauty of Italian... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Varieties: Mostosa Bianco

This week's Italian indigenous variety is Mostosa Bianco erroneously confused in the past with Bombino Bianco but thought to be it's own variety. This grape is often seen on the Adriatic coast, such as in Abruzzo, Emilia-Romagna, Lazio,and Le Marche. It's quite a vigor variety and produces a large quantity of grapes. It is often... Continue Reading →

Braulio – An Amaro from Lombardy

Today's post is about Braulio, which is a well-known brand from Lombardy, specifically from the Valtellina region and the town of Bormio. The brand is now owned by the Campari Group. Braulio has a distinctly alpine flower note that characterizes it and also hints of sage. Braulio has a long history that started with Francesco... Continue Reading →

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