Italian Indigenous Varieties: Molinara Nera from the Veneto

This week's variety is from the Veneto and can be used in Bardolino DOC, Garda Orientale DOC, Valadige-Schiava and of course, Valpolicella. It is rarely seen vinified in purezza or as a mono-varietal wine. Usually blended with other Veneto varieties such as Corvina and Rondinella, among others. Molinara comes from the name mulina or mill.... Continue Reading →

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Women in Wine: Miss Jane Nickles Who Introduced Me To Texan Wines

As I prepare for my seminar later this summer at the Society of Wine Educators conference, I am reminded of Miss Jane and the interview I did with her some years ago so here it is. Sometimes you meet people only for a brief moment in time and they leave a big impression on you.... Continue Reading →

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