Italian Indigenous Varieties: Nero Buono

This week's indigenous variety hails from Latina in Lazio, specifically from the town of Cori. It is usually used in blends and adds a good dose of color to the wines.  This red grape can be seen in the Cori Rosso DOC where it must be 50% of the blend. There is also a Cori... Continue Reading →

Saturday Sweet Spot: Cannellino from Zagarolo

My post yesterday on Tuscany reminded me of the 12-hour Christmas I spent one year at my friend's table in Rome. She is from Sicily, her husband is from Bologna, her cousins were from Naples, one of the other guests was Milanese and we were in Rome so we had all the desserts from each... 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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