Vermentino in its Varied Styles from Liguria to Sardegna

This month's #ItalianFWT is all about Vermentino. It's title is Benvenuto Vermentino, the name of a festival held in the principal growing regions in Italy in June. I've tried to go to the event over the years but with little success, thus far. This year the event takes place in Liguria on June 10-12. There... Continue Reading →

Preview: Benvenuto Vermentino Twitter Chat Coming Up on May 5th at 11:00 EST

As the weather warms up and we go from winter to summer on the East Coast, Vermentino seems ever more a perfect topic to discuss this weekend for the monthly #ItalianFWT twitter chat. I'm really looking forward to our discussion about this exciting grape that grows throughout the Italian regions - Liguria, Tuscany and Sardinia... Continue Reading →

Spirited Sundays: Mirto from Sardegna

Today's post is dedicated to Mirto, one of my favorite Italian digestivos. On Sundays I try to write about beverages that I like that aren't wine.  Whenever I'm in an Italian restaurant and they offer Grappa, Limoncello or Amaro after dinner, I ask if they have Mirto. Many places do and many do not, I'm... Continue Reading →

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