Wines of Lombardy: Lambrusco Mantovano DOC

Continuing on our tour of Lombard wines, today's topic is Lambrusco Mantovano. The area is on the right bank of Po River, in the lower Eastern Po valley.  In 1987, Lambrusco Mantovano was awarded DOC status although the Lambrusco grape was cultivated in this area many decades before. The Consortium was founded in 2012. As... Continue Reading →

Wines of Lombardy: San Colombano DOC

Milano. My home for 10 years, a city I still feel a part of, home to many,  many close friends and dozens of work colleagues and acquaintances, site of a myriad of experiences, evenings, days. My second city really. I can't bear to watch what is happening there now. My way of dealing with this... Continue Reading →

Monday Musings: Aged White Wines

Today's Monday musings is about aging white wines. During a recent class from the Vinitaly International Academy, part of our exam was to choose three Italian white varieties to watch. To me that also meant three Italian varieties that can age. My group choose our three - Garganega, Fiano and Verdicchio. In keeping with that... Continue Reading →

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