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 →

Looking Forward to A Crodino

I am so looking forward to having a Crodino next week while in Italy. Crodino is a trademark brand owned by the Campari Group since the mid-1990s but it is often used as a generic term for an “analcolico” or a drink without alcohol. Crodino is named for the town of Crodo in Piedmont where... Continue Reading →

Spirited Sundays: Mirto from Sardegna

Today's post is dedicated to Mirto, one of my favorite Italian digestivos. On Sundays I try to write about beverages that I like that aren't wine.  Whenever I'm in an Italian restaurant and they offer Grappa, Limoncello or Amaro after dinner, I ask if they have Mirto. Many places do and many do not, I'm... Continue Reading →

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