Coastal White and Red Wines, Food & Travel with #Italian FWT

Italy is known as a country of "navigatori and marinai" or explorers and sailors. That's because so much of Italy is coastline. This led to the choice for this January's topic for writers in the Italian food, wine and travel group (#ItalianFWT). We are featuring coastal wines, foods and travel this month. Another reason for... Continue Reading →

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Italian Indigenous Varieties: Lambrusca di Alessandria and Lambrusco a Foglia Frastagliata

Lambrusco is one of the most widely discussed and maligned grape varieties grown in Italy, together with Albana and Pinot Grigio. There are many different grapes with Lambrusco as part of their name, mostly grown in Emilia Romagna but not all. It is likely that they are related to a wild grapevine that was already... Continue Reading →

Lombardia: A Wealth of Wine

When one thinks of Lombardy or Lombardia as the Italians call it, they don't often think of wine. Milan, the principal city in the region, is known for finance, fashion, industry and much else. Wine is never what one first thinks of although even Milan has it's own DOC. San Colombano d.o.c. wine. This is... Continue Reading →

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