Italian Indigenous Varieties: Nerello Mascalese

I've been dragging my feet to write about Nerello Mascalese in my Italian Indigenous variety series. I don't know why but I think it's because it's such a "fashionable" grape that I am shying away from it. Of course, that's ridiculous. It's fashionable because it's delicious and therefore deserves attention. Years ago no one had... Continue Reading →

Discovering Tasca d’Almerita, A Sicilian Icon

I first heard of Tasca d'Almerita  many, many years ago. I knew it was one of Sicily's great wineries with a long and noble past and family behind it. What I didn't know was how innovative the winery is as well. Tasca d'Almerita is its 8th generation of their history. They have five estates and... Continue Reading →

Sostain-Tasca D’Almerita Part 1

In its 8th generation, Tasca is at the head of a group of wineries working on a project called SOStain that is involved in protecting the environment. The mission of the project is to promote sustainable agriculture. Tasca is convinced that the responsibility of each producer is to make great wine and to protect the... Continue Reading →

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