Sips: Santa Cristina Campogrande Orvieto

I recently had this wine at a celebratory lunch for my birthday. Rather than choose a fancy restaurant I decided to go with a family haunt and choose a wine that reminded me of days of old. I was surprised by how light and refreshingly zippy the wine was. It was floral with white flower... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Varieties: Manzoni Moscato & Manzoni Rosa

This week's indigenous grape varieties are two that were created by Professor Luigi Manzoni during the 1930s at the Istituto Tecnico Agrario di Conegliano. The Manzoni Moscato is a cross between Raboso Piave and Moscato d'Amburgo. The idea behind this new grape variety was that it would make Raboso less "rustic." I mentioned Raboso on... Continue Reading →

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