Category Archives: Italy

Bertani’s Current Releases from Soave and Valpolicella

Founded in 1857, Bertani is one of Valpolicella’s most illustrious producers of Amarone with over 200 hectares of vineyards in the province of Verona.  Over the decades, this winery has demonstrated its ability to produce wines of extraordinary purity and … Continue reading

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Single Vineyard 2015 Nebbiolos from Roero’s Malvirà

  Malvirà is one of Roero’s most prestigious wine estates. It produces some serious red wines made from the Piedmont’s Nebbiolo grape. In this article, we review their single vineyard Roeros, mostly from the 2015 vintage but also including a … Continue reading

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The Friuli Wines of Perusini from Corno di Rosazzo

The Perusini ronchi di Gramogliano winery is located in Italy’s Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region, which produces some of the finest wines of Italy. Sandwiched between the Adriatic Sea to the south and the Julian Alps to the north, Friuli’s cool climate is … Continue reading

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Di Giovanna: New Releases from Sicily

Sicily’s Di Giovanna winery has 56 hectares of organically certified vineyards spread across five different vineyard sites at relatively high elevations in the DOCs of Contessa Entellina and Sambuca di Sicilia. Two vineyards are located in the Monte Genuardo Nature … Continue reading

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Champagnes & Sparkling Wines for the Holidays: The Best of 2018

Champagne and sparkling wines are especially popular during the Holidays. Families and friends toast their friendship and welcome the new year with the bubbles that convey a sense of celebration and joy.  To help guide your purchases of Champagne and … Continue reading

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Pio Cesare’s Wines from Italy’s Piedmont: Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera d’Alba

We sat down the other day with Pio Boffa and daughter Federica to taste the current releases of Pio Cesare. Pio showed us the quite different 2014 and 2013 vintages of Barbaresco and Barolo, and Federica pulled out two older … Continue reading

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Maso Cantanghel of Trentino: Current Releases

In 2006 Lorenzo Simoni and his son Federico purchased a small 2 hectare (now totaling 6 hectares) vineyard called Maso Cantanghel in the village of Civezzano, located in a high mountain valley east of Trento. They viewed its high altitude … Continue reading

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Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine by Daniele Cernilli

If you have room for only one book on Italian wine, this is the one to have. Daniele Cernilli (Doctor Wine)  is Italy’s foremost wine critic. He created and edited Gambero Rosso for 24 years before beginning his new annual … Continue reading

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La Bellanotte of Friuli Isonzo: Current Releases

La Bellanotte has a lengthy, illustrious history, but its modern winemaking dates only from 2000 when Paolo Benassi, son of the owner, Giuliana Guadagni, assumed management of the estate. Located in Farra d’Isonzo, it currently has 8 hectares of vines … Continue reading

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The Di Giovanna Wines of Sicily

The Di Giovanna family traces its winemaking origins back to 1860 when Cristoforo Ciaccio planted his first vineyards in 1860. Today, brothers Klaus and Gunther Di Giovanna manage this Sicilian family estate located southwest of Palermo.  Its 56 hectares of … Continue reading

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