Exploring Garganega – Soave

Garganega, a grape variety that hails from the Veneto region is the star of today's post. Garganega is the principal grape used to make Soave, an Italian white wine that we are all familiar with in the United States. According to DNA studies, it is related to Grecanico which is a grape variety widely used... Continue Reading →

Day 1: Vinitaly begins in Tuscany

This is my 11th Vinitaly with my friend Susanna Crociani who owns a winery in Montepulciano and makes wonderful Nobile di Montepulciano using traditional grape varieties. We get to the fair early, set up and go in our own directions. I always learn something new from Susanna. She’s very creative and always thinking of new... Continue Reading →

Is Soave Back In Style?

I was invited to a tasting of Soave the other day by Colangelo PR. Wearing my wine journalist and blogger hat, I sat down with some friendly faces and tried a variety of different expressions of the Garganega grape. The Soave region, located in the Veneto is one of 20 DOCs. There are three different... Continue Reading →

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