Wine Wedneday: San Lorenzo Superiore Sassella DOCG from Mamete Prevostini

This week's Wine Wednesday is dedicated to a Cru wine from Mamete Prevostini, a producer I am fond of from the Valtellina. This wine is called San Lorenzo Superiore Sassella DOCG. San Lorenzo is the name of a convent near the city of Sondrio. The vineyard is within it's walls at 450 meters above sea... Continue Reading →

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Gaglioppo & Calabria – Hidden Gems in Italy- #ItalianFWT for November

This theme for this month's #ItalianFWT chat is  Gaglioppo & Calabria – Hidden Gems in Italy. On Saturday, November 3rd you can join the group on Twitter at 11amEDT / 17.00 CEST to learn more about food, wine, and travel in relation to Calabria and its Gaglioppo wines. Just type in the hashtag #ItalianFWT in... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Varieties: Lagrein

Today's short post is about this week's varietal, Lagrein. Lagrein hails from Alto Adige/Trentino in Northern Italy. According to research, however, it is genetically linked to vines from Greece and Albania that arrived in Italy during the period known as Magna Grecia. Lagrein is also related, genetically speaking, to Syrah and Teroldego. I have always... Continue Reading →

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