Gagliole Rubiolo Chianti Classico: A Synthesis of Two Souls of the Territories

Like a number of avant-garde foreigners in Italy, the Bär-Bettschart family was struck by the beauty of Chianti as they decided to stop in the area and create wines themselves epitomizing the territory. In 1990, Gagliole winery was born which comprises of two distinct vineyards in a total of 20 hectares and 16 more for…

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The Six Different Personalities of Bellone at Cincinnato Winery

Cincinnato Winery, a wine cooperative led by Nazzareno Milita, has been producing wines in Cori in the Italian region of Lazio (about 70 kilometers from Rome) since 1947 with more than 550 hectares of land and 105 family growers of grapes. The cultivation is specific to the native grape varieties of the region which are…

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Campania Stories 2020: Most Notable Wines From the Preview Tasting

After months of delay caused by the Covid-19 lockdown, this year’s Campania Stories edition took place on the first four days of September 2020 in Mec Paestum Hotel in the town of Paestum, an ancient Greek city on the coastal area of Magna Graecia. Campania Stories is an annual wine event that was conceptualized and…

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Pairing Tenuta Montemagno Invictus 2018 with Pan Seared Pork Chops and Smashed Potatoes

Nestled on the hills of Monferrato in Piedmont, Tenuta Montemagno is a producer of wines belonging to some of the acclaimed wines in Italy. Proprietor Tiziano Barea opened the winery and a relais in a restored 16th century farmhouse fitted with modern technology. Amidst the 100-hectare property, surrounded by rolling hills, hazelnut orchards, and sunflower…

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Pairing Vini Raimondo Cybelle Rosato 2017 With Spring Vegetable Barley Salad

With the spring vegetables already available in the markets, there’s no better way to enjoy them than use them in salads wherein the high points of their tastes are celebrated. Vibrant green, crispy, sweet and extremely fresh in the mouth, the newly-harvested garden peas at the local farmer’s vegetable stand were a treasure in this…

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Pairing Nardone Nardone Greco di Tufo 2017 with Caprese Salad & Asparagus with Olives

The Nardone Nardone Winery was founded in 2006 in Irpinia, in the area of Taurasi. Having grown in the vineyards, Mimmo carries on the work started by his grandfather Domenico and his father Vincenzo by making wine produced in their land. He aims to achieve excellence in the quality of the wine he produces and…

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Highlighting The Characteristics of Sensi Wines From Tuscany With Food Pairing

It’s a particular period we are all going through right now. With the stay at home orders that has been going on for months, there is much more time to dwell in the kitchen, take out the lost creativity and whip up appetizing dishes that can pair well with some bottles of wines that are…

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Pairing Cantina Del Tufaio Sauvignon Blanc 2016 with Fava Bean Salad and Fish

AnNike 2016 is made with 100% Sauvignon Blanc, with a 12-day fermentation without the skin at a 16°C controlled temperature. Aged in stainless steel tanks on fine lees for eight months and another six months in the bottle at 14°C.  It has a straw yellow color and crystal-clear limpidity. Although it’s meant to be enjoyed…

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Pairing Tenuta Scuotto Oi Ni 2014 with Fish Sarciado

Oi Nì is produced with 100% Fiano grapes that were fermented with indigenous yeasts in Alsatian 25-hectoliter oval barrels with temperature controlled at 7°C. At the end of the fermentation, it was aged on fine lees for 12 months plus another 6 months of bottle aging. A harmonic wine with intense straw yellow color. This…

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Tenuta San Francesco È ISS Tintore Prephilloxera 2015

Tenuta San Francesco È ISS 2015. Made with 100% centuries-old pre-phylloxera own-rooted or ungrafted vines called Tintore. The production is only between 3,000 to 4,000 bottles per annum. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks then aged in large wooden barrels between 18 to 24 months and a few more months in the bottle…

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Vignaioli Specogna Oltre 2013

Vignaioli Specogna Oltre 2013. Blend of 3 native grapes of Friuli: Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Schiopettino and Pignolo. Long maceration with the skin, aged in barrique for 2 years then another 6 months in the bottle. Harmonious full-bodied wine with deep ruby red color. Ample complexity in the nose with dark stone fruits, berries, toasted,…

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Vignaioli Specogna Pinot Grigio Ramato

Vignaioli Specogna Pinot Grigio Ramato 2011. Crystal clear with a deep copper color coming from the maceration of the Pinot Grigio’s gray purple skin with the must for a period of 10 to 15 days (depending on the vintage). Afterwards it was aged in barriques made of oak and cherry wood. This Pinot Grigio Ramato…

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Il Verro Coda di Pecora 2015

Il Verro Coda di Pecora Sheep 2015. Cesare Avenia of Il Verro is the only producer of this autochthonous grape of Campania. Thanks to him, we can still enjoy it in the bottle. A very interesting dry wine with a very faint sweetness like cotton candy in the nose, lots of minerals including hydrocarbon, ripe…

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Lunarossa Quartara Fiano 2013

Lunarossa Quartara Fiano 2013. Made with Fiano grapes from Colli di Salerno. Fermented in terracotta amphorae which are partially buried in the ground, aged in big wooden barrels for 12 months then 9 to 10 months in bottles without being filtered. Intense straw yellow with hints of gold, very intense and complex in the nose…

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Kellerei Auer Gewurztraminer 2017

Kellerei Auer Gewurztraminer 2017. Full-bodied straw yellow color with an aromatic, intense and complex nose with the dominance of exotic fruits especially lychees, spices, herbs, roses. Fresh, lots of minerals, equilibrated in the palate with a persistent finish. Kellerei Auer Website: https://www.schenkitalia.it/en/brand/kellerei-auer/

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