Italian Indigenous Varieties: Biancone, A Minor Grape Variety

Writing about Italian indigenous grape varieties is somewhat like counting pebbles on a beach. Some are bright and shiny and stand out for all to see, pick up, and polish while others are smaller, hidden, and often overlooked. This is the fate of biancone, a minor grape variety that doesn't even get a mention in... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Grapes: Bianco d’Alessano and some other “B” grapes

I have been writing a dictionary of sorts on Alta Cucina's website of Italian indigenous grape varieties. It is very slow going because there are more than 3000. In fact, no one know exactly how many there are. On the site, I try to write about the most important ones either because they are part... Continue Reading →

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