Lombardia: A Wealth of Wine

When one thinks of Lombardy or Lombardia as the Italians call it, they don't often think of wine. Milan, the principal city in the region, is known for finance, fashion, industry and much else. Wine is never what one first thinks of although even Milan has it's own DOC. San Colombano d.o.c. wine. This is... 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 →

Italian Indigenous Varieties: Cove Bianco

Cove Bianco is one of those rare varieties that you probably have never heard nor perhaps tasted. It was created in 1938 by Enologist Giovanni Dalmasso and is a cross between the Hungarian grape variety Harslevelu, used in Tokaj and Malvasia Trevigiana. It is used as a blending grape only and never made into a... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year! Buon Inizio!

 The last couple of weeks have been filled with family and friends, lots of food and various wines. Unlike most bloggers/writers, I didn't do my sparklers for the New Year blog post. I did partake though in some lovely wines that people brought me over the course of the last two weeks and others that... Continue Reading →

Blind Tasting Competition – VinoVipn2013

Today is a beautiful day in Cortina without a cloud in the sky. VinoVip 2013 has an interesting program of seminars and tastings. I opted for the blind tasting this morning and seminars in the afternoon. It will be interesting to see how I do in this competition.

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