Sicilian Wines

Sicily is a territory rich in history, art and culture, but also a region with deep and ancient wine traditions. Sicily, in addition to enchanting the visitor with the countless natural beauties and its aromas, also impresses with the variety of the cuisine and with the charm of its wines. In Sicily, wines with a […]

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Wine Labels

Little attention is dedicated to the artistic side of the wine label. Yet the labels are designed with care, research, and talent by many artists whose name is nowhere to be seen. There are many remarkable labels, both, for the Italian production, and international. Italian wines, particularly those most renowned, tend to maintain traditional labeling […]

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Wines of Basilicata

While in Matera during lunch a wine in particular stood up for me: Aglianico del Vulture. A very good red, sometimes called the ”Barolo” of the South, that can also reach a good price. IDENTIKIT OF THE AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE The slopes of Monte Vulture, an extinct volcano north of Basilicata, represent the ideal habitat […]

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The Fight over a Wine Name

The Friuli Venezia Giulia Region–Italy’s north-easternmost region–has an important production of wines. In a total of eight Doc and Docg areas, all located in the southern area of the region between hills and plains close to the sea, quality wines are produced such as Ramandolo, Colli Orientali del Friuli in its numerous variations, Collio Bianco […]

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Wines from Campania

THE YEAR OF GREAT WHITE It used to be that when talking about wines, in Italy for Reds two region were claiming the title of THE BEST: Piedmont and Tuscany; while for the whites were claimed by the Friuli Venezia Giulia, and Trentino. They still produce remarkable reds and whites, but lately the South of […]

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The Best Italian Wines

ITALIAN WINES Italy is a world leader in the production of wines, especially quality wines. It is difficult to talk about a definitive ranking because in Italy the tendency of wine producers is to continuously improve, day after day and even the rankings we often see new wines come to the fore. HOW TO MOVE […]

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Spessa–A Castle and Winery

The Best For Last The last stop on this one-day tour of the oriental part of Italy that borders Slovenia was a stop at the Castle of Spessa. A place I truly loved, where I’d love to spend a long weekend as spring settles in. The origins of this castle dates back to the 1200s, […]

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