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 →

Wine Wednesday: Brazil’s Miolo

Today's post is dedicated to a winery I visited last year in Brazil, Miolo. It was also the first winery I had ever heard about or tried a wine from in Brazil, starting back in 2013.  It always stayed in my mind because of the Italian heritage of the family. The founder Giuseppe Miolo, immigrated... Continue Reading →

Sunday Sips: Paterna Winery-Tuscany

A confluence of events such as National Chianti Day on Friday and an #ItalianFWT group focus on sustainability brought to mind my experiences in Arezzo years ago. Here’s a book  I worked on, called Buon Giorno Arezzo,where I wrote a chapter about wines from Arezzo  Wines from Arezzo are not that well known in the United States nor... Continue Reading →

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