Discover Aleatico and other wines from the island of Elba – #ItalianFWT

While many think of Elba first and foremost as the island of Napoleon's exile or for its fantastic beaches, I am here to say the first thing that should come to mind is Aleatico and other wines produced there.  Elba is the third largest island in Italy, after Sicily and Sardinia and is part of the... Continue Reading →

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Anteprime Toscane 2019: Maremma DOC

The first day of the Anteprime Toscane is one of my favorites.  We have the opportunity to try wines from many different areas in Tuscany, including Maremma DOC. This designation was assigned in September 2011. There has been a Maremma IGT since 1995. The Consorzio that monitors the area is called the Consorzio di Tutela Vini... Continue Reading →

Bianco di Pitigliano for Passover

I discovered the wines from Pitigliano in the Maremma in the early 1990s when I was lucky enough to visit the town during a weekend trip. I was on the trail of the Etruscans, an ancient people that populated these towns a few thousand years earlier. My Mom studied the Etruscans in graduate school when... Continue Reading →

Wines from Montecarlo DOC – Tuscany

On a recent trip to Tuscany for the Anteprime, I learned how much I still need to know about Italian wines and Italian DOCs. Everytime you think you know a lot about something like Italian wine, you are endlessly surprised to learn about producers and regions one didn't know about. That's the beauty of Italian... Continue Reading →

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