Women In Wine Fridays: Tema Agricola From Sardinia

I first met Francesca, one of the women who runs Tema during a Vinitaly tour in New York in 2010. She was very charismatic and interesting and so I took the occasion to see her again and tasted her wines at Vinitaly in Verona where these photos were taken two yers ago. Together with her... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Varieties: Canaiolo Rosa, Canina Nera and Cannonau

These first two grapes that I mention in the title of this post are basically extinct except for a few rows grown for private use, the former in Tuscany near the town of Lucca and the latter in Emilia Romagna, near the city of Ravenna. Cannonau by comparison is a very widely grown grape on... Continue Reading →

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