Women In Wine Fridays: La Mesma

Earlier this year I attend the Slow Wine event and tried some fantastic wines. Among them were wines from La Mesma. The wines were all made from Cortese, the grape used to make Gavi. This metodo classico, or traditional method sparkling wine was amazing. It rested on its lees for 18 months. It was fruity... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Varieties: Grignolino from Piedmont

This week's grape variety is from Piedmont originally, Grignolino. The grape is used to make both red and rose wines. It is part of two D.O.C. denominations, Grignolino d'Asti and Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese. It produces wines that are light ruby in color but that can be quite tannic. They have good acidity and fresh... Continue Reading →

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