Italian Indigenous Varieties: Nerello Cappuccio

Today's Italian indigenous variety post is about Nerello Cappuccio. This grape often flanks Nerello Mascalese in blends from Faro and is rarely seen on it's own as a monovarietal wine. The name of the grape comes from the fact that the canopy develops like a cape above the grape vine if it's not controlled. It... Continue Reading →

Winery of the Week: Cantine Odoardi from Calabria

This week's winery of the week is Cantine Odoardi from Calabria. I first discovered these wines upon my return from Italy to New York. I remember it was the only Calabrian wine I saw in retail stores and restaurants other than Librandi for the first few years. I imagine that is thanks to their enigmatic... Continue Reading →

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