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 →

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 →

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 →

Wine Wednesday: Berlucchi ’61 Brut

Guido Berlucchi has always been one of my favorite Italian brands. When I lived in Milan, this was one of two wines on every single restaurant and bar list. If I asked for a sparkling wines, the baristas would always say Berlucchi o Ferrari. I celebrated every occasion with one or the other and got... Continue Reading →

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