Where the Wild Things Are: Welcome to Sardinia
24 March 2021 19:23
Where the Wild Things Are: Welcome to Sardinia

Sardinia can almost seem like a country, or even a continent unto itself. The island covers 9,300 square miles; and with a 125-mile separation from the mainland, when touring its diverse terrain, listening to its own dialect and taking in the regional flavors, it would be easy to forget that you are indeed in Italy.


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‘It’s time we judged Italian wine on its own terms’
26 March 2021 19:16
‘It’s time we judged Italian wine on its own terms’

Sarah Heller MW argues that Italian wine is done a disservice when its appreciation is based on Bordeaux or Burgundian reference points


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Chianti Classico's French Influence
31 March 2021 19:00
Chianti Classico's French Influence

Has Chianti Classico finally outgrown Cabernet and company?


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Old Cheese Man Wine
06 April 2021 19:28
Old Cheese Man Wine

Lately, during this extraordinary era, I’ve been digging into ye olde wine cellar and pulling out crusty specimens that have arrived to an old age. It was a dream of youth, to have access to older, aged, mature wines. We’d read about it in Michael Broadbent’s book. A wine that needs 20-30 years to arrive at its peak. And now, I have scores of those bottles. And to magnify the situation, an even older friend of mine bequeathed me even more ancient bottles. A dream come true, ce n'est pas?


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NEBBIOLO IN THE ALPS: A NEW GENERATION HELPS CHART VALTELLINA'S RENAISSANCE
12 April 2021 19:26
NEBBIOLO IN THE ALPS: A NEW GENERATION HELPS CHART VALTELLINA'S RENAISSANCE

Sometimes the pull of things is so strong that it cannot be resisted, like the moon’s influence on tides. From what Cristina Scarpellini says, when she first set foot on a one-hectare vineyard on the vertiginous Alpine slopes of the Valtellina Valley in Italy’s Lombardy region next to Switzerland, she knew she was meant to be there. At the time, she was a lawyer in a prosperous firm in Milan that drew up contracts for projects like airports, road networks, and, serendipitously, a project involving wineries.


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Piedmont Wine Region, Home Of Italian Royalty And More
15 April 2021 19:12
Piedmont Wine Region, Home Of Italian Royalty And More

Nestled in northwest Italy, between the foothills of the western Alps and Apennines, lies the country’s second largest region: Piedmont, or Piemonte, in Italian. Home to the House of Savoy, Italy’s ruling dynasty until 1946, it’s no surprise this area birthed the king of Italian wines.


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The White and Pink Side of Piedmont Wine
15 April 2021 19:06
The White and Pink Side of Piedmont Wine

For anyone who has traveled to the tiny wine villages of Piedmont, Italy, with vine covered hills flanked by the snow-covered Italian Alps in the distance, the memory is usually pleasurable. Thoughts of tannic red Barolo and Barbaresco wines paired with black truffle pasta often come to mind, along with sparkling Moscato di Asti with pear gallete for dessert.


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How are artisanal wine corks made? Inside a cork factory in Sardinia
21 April 2021 19:23
How are artisanal wine corks made? Inside a cork factory in Sardinia

What is the first thing you do when you want to drink a glass of wine? Of course opening the bottle. Have you ever wondered what is behind the cork that closes it? An entire world. First of all, the age-old diatribe between those who consider alternative closures to cork and those who instead remain faithful to tradition and the romantic cork closure.


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Vermentino becomes most bottled grape in Maremma
30 April 2021 19:14
Vermentino becomes most bottled grape in Maremma

Having long been tipped as an Italian grape to watch, last year Vermentino became the most-bottled grape variety in DOC Maremma Toscana.


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