Hello Grappa, Nice To Meet You, Again

Hello Grappa. That is the name of a group that is working together to promote Grappa around the world. Grappa is an Italian spirit that usually brings to mind older men in the Veneto having a glass after dinner or in their morning coffee. But no more. This limited vision of the use of Grappa... Continue Reading →

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Italian Indigenous Varieties: Diolinoir Nero

This week's indigenous variety from Italy actually has its origins in Switzerland. The grape variety was made as a cross from Rouge de Diolly and Pinot Noir. It was created in 1970 by Andrea Jaquinet. The grape has now been allowed in both the Valle d'Aosta and the Trentino. I found that it is allowed... Continue Reading →

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