Wine Wednesday: Trabocchetto from Talamonti from Abruzzo

This week's Wine Wednesday is dedicated to Abruzzo. A region that has seen its fair share of trouble this month with record snow falls, earthquakes, and an avalanche that claimed the lives of guests at a hotel and yesterday, a helicopter crash during a mountain rescue. It has been on my mind all month and... Continue Reading →

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Wine Wednesday: Lugana from Ca’ Maiol

Lugana comes from an area that is on the border between the two Provinces of Brescia and Verona, the denomination stretches along an area of morainic origin south of Lake Garda, Lugana¬† appears to derive from the early-medieval word lucus or wood. In fact, the area was¬† covered in the past by the Selva Lucana,... Continue Reading →

Wine Wednesday: Berlucchi ’61 Brut

Guido Berlucchi has always been one of my favorite Italian brands. When I lived in Milan, this was one of two wines on every single restaurant and bar list. If I asked for a sparkling wines, the baristas would always say Berlucchi o Ferrari. I celebrated every occasion with one or the other and got... Continue Reading →

Wine Wednesday: Saten from Ricci Curbastro

I love Champagne but the wines from Franciacorta D.O.C.G. have always held sway with me as well. Franciacorta is an area in the Lombardy region of Italy which is sandwiched between the city of Brescia and Lake Garda. The area makes great sparkling wines using the traditional method where the wine undergoes secondary fermentation in... Continue Reading →

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