Italian Indigenous Varieties: Corvina Nero from the Veneto

Corvina is a red grape that hails from the Veneto, specifically the area around Verona, the beautiful city in the photo. It was first mentioned in the 1820a. The signature of this grape is its acidity. It is a light to medium bodied grape with a thick skin. The thick skin allows this to be... Continue Reading →

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Pre-Vinitaly: OperaWine, Verona, Setting Up

Verona, March, Vinitaly. Early, early, early. This year the fair seems to be particularly early and I'm here early too. Every year I come to Vinitaly in a different capacity. This year, I'm here to see my clients, my friends, as a writer and an explorer of all of the novita' and there are many.... Continue Reading →

Vinitaly Nights: Fuorisalone In Citta’

I have been to Vinitaly for the last five years in a row. Every year is very different from the previous one, somewhat like vintage variations. Some years it is raining and other years it is almost Summer it seems. Additionally, sometimes Nature intervenes and puts a pale on the events such as the earthquake... Continue Reading →

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