Vinitaly Day 2: Sparkling Wines Abound

As Vinitaly moved into its second day, I searched for bubbles from all areas of the peninsula. While Prosecco, Franciacorta and Trento DOC all have their obvious allure, I’m interested in tasting all kinds of sparklers from indigneous varieties and international ones or blends from the various regions. There are no shortage of bubbles to... 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 →

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