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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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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Aperitivo

Aperitivo is a rock-solid tradition in Italy, but, apparently my town scores high among other Italian cities as the town that has best aperitivo gathering crowds. There is even a list of the top 10 places where to get an aperitivo. Places gain popularity for service, location, and quality of wine served. What is served […]

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