May 1: International Worker’s Day. Celebrating Hard-Working Italian Women in Wine

It finally feels like spring today or even almost summer, a far cry from the recent weather we've been having on the East Coast. It certainly is good weather for May Day, also known as International Worker's Day. We don't celebrate it in the United States but in many parts, it is a national holiday,... Continue Reading →

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Italian Indigenous Varieties: Montepulciano Nero

Montepulciano is a red grape that grows throughout central Italy. It is most widely found in Le Marche and Abruzzo. It's confusing to many who think that Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is made with this grape. It's also sometimes erroneous thought to be the same grape as Sangiovese. It's not. It can be a vigorous... Continue Reading →

Happy Mother’s Day Maman

Ah Mother's day. Yes, a hallmark holiday I know but for me, any holiday at all is a cause for celebration. With my mother, we always agree on what to drink...something, almost anything. She likes mostly white wines, including Prosecco, Franciacorta (Berlucchi) and  Ferrari (Trento Doc), and of course, Champagne. She's  taken a liking to... Continue Reading →

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