Italian Indigenous Varieties: Nero Buono

This week's indigenous variety hails from Latina in Lazio, specifically from the town of Cori. It is usually used in blends and adds a good dose of color to the wines.  This red grape can be seen in the Cori Rosso DOC where it must be 50% of the blend. There is also a Cori... Continue Reading →

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Verdicchio Sings Of Spring – April #ItalianFWT

Just as some flowers are the first signs of Spring, such as these mimosas in the picture, Verdicchio to me sings of springtime. This wonderful grape from Le Marche is a beautiful way to invite spring into your life even when it’s snowing in April in New York. I first tried Verdicchio on a vacation... Continue Reading →

Spending Time In Rome During Easter

I have had the pleasure of spending Easter in Rome a number of times. The city is very crowded with tourists and often school children. “La Settimana Santa” or the Holy Week is considered a perfect time to visit the Eternal City. Many hope to see the Pope who is in residence and gives Mass... Continue Reading →

Easter Traditions In Rome

I have had the pleasure of spending Easter in Rome a number of times. The city is very crowded with tourists and often school children. "La Settimana Santa" or the Holy Week is considered a perfect time to visit the Eternal City. Many hope to see the Pope who is in residence and gives Mass... Continue Reading →

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