Ringing In The New Year With Prosecco

I have been writing about Italian sparkling wine for the past week. I have mentioned Trento Doc, Franciacorta DOCG, Alta Langa DOCG, and Lambrusco. Today I want to write about Prosecco. I work with a Prosecco brand, Val D'Oca, and have worked for the Prosecco DOC Consortium in the past so I rarely write about... Continue Reading →

Cab Franc in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Italy Cabernet Franc in the world is the focus of this month's #WinePW blogging group. Our host Wendy Klik decided that in honor of #CabFrancDay which we celebrated on December 4th, we should look at this grape that was used primarily as a blending grape for Bordeaux until being bottled as a lone varietal in Chinon, France.... Continue Reading →

Falanghina From Campania

I spoke about Falanghina, a white grape from Campania this morning on my Instagram live series called Your Morning Grape. Campania is home to incredible and diverse grape varieties. Some of the most famous ones are Fiano and Greco, among the whites and Aglianico for the reds. That said, Falanghina the third very famous white,... Continue Reading →

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is widely celebrated in Italy and is a public holiday. The day commemorates when Mary, the mother of Jesus, was graced by God to lead a life “free of sin” according to Catholic belief but yet gets pregnant with Baby Jesus on this day. Nowhere is... Continue Reading →

Vermentino Outside of Italy

Vermentino Grapes I wrote an article about Vermentino in the World outside of Italy for Civilta del Bere, an Italian wine magazine of long renown. It was published this week. It's in Italian and I am proud of it so I am putting it up here. They publish long issues around grape varieties and other... Continue Reading →

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