Wine of the Week: Soave Classico Re Teodorico From Cantina di Monteforte

This week I have had the good fortune to spend some time with Giovanni Ponchia, the young and talented winemaker from the Soave Consortium. I also was lucky enough to try a new Soave that I didn't know from Cantina di Monteforte. It was light, refreshing and very easy to drink as an apertif and... Continue Reading →

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Expo2015 Day 6, Streets of Milan, Italian Indigenous Grapes

Today is day 6 of Expo2015 and it is a celebration of biodiversity. Today's street is Via Brera which is home to the Accademia di Brera, one of the world's great museums as well as the Orto Botanico or botanical gardens. It is also home to other art galleries and the famed Bar Jamaica, a... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Varieties: Grechetto

This week's grape hails is Grechetto  which grows in Umbria but also  in Lazio and Tuscany. The green heart of Italy, Umbria is the home of the Grechetto Bianco grape also called Grechetto di Orvieto. Grechetto produces a lovely white wine with notes of pear and almonds as well as hints of white flowers. It... Continue Reading →

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