Wines of Lombardy: Moscato di Scanzo D.O.C.G.

Today’s post continues my exploration of wines from Lombardy but also adds to the sweet wine conversation. Moscato di Scanzo, a Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (D.O.C.G.) wine from Lombardy made from the Moscato di Scanzo grape. Apparently it has been in the area since the 1300s. A red grape, it is thought to have... Continue Reading →

Brachetto d’Acqui-A Treat from Piedmont

For today's #ItalianFWT online conversation, we are dishing about Brachetto d’Acqui , a D.O.C.G from Piedmont which finds its maximum espression around the town of Acqui Terme. The Grape and the Wine The grape is called Brachetto and is used to make the wine called Brachetto d’Acqui. The grape is native to Piedmont, in particular... Continue Reading →

Wines of Lombardy: Lambrusco Mantovano DOC

Continuing on our tour of Lombard wines, today's topic is Lambrusco Mantovano. The area is on the right bank of Po River, in the lower Eastern Po valley.  In 1987, Lambrusco Mantovano was awarded DOC status although the Lambrusco grape was cultivated in this area many decades before. The Consortium was founded in 2012. As... Continue Reading →

Wines of Lombardy: San Colombano DOC

Milano. My home for 10 years, a city I still feel a part of, home to many,  many close friends and dozens of work colleagues and acquaintances, site of a myriad of experiences, evenings, days. My second city really. I can't bear to watch what is happening there now. My way of dealing with this... Continue Reading →

Wine Wednesday: Cantina del Nebbiolo

This week's Wine Wednesday post is about Cantina del Nebbiolo. I was introduced to this winery at the Barolo and Barbaresco tasting in February. Specifically February 4th. That seems like a century ago.  In any event,  the winery was founded in 1959. It was created by 23 members in the Roero area.  The winery now... Continue Reading →

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