Ruchè: The Autochthonous Piedmontese Grape Revived by a Local Priest From Near Extinction to Highest Italian Appellation

Ruchè is a native black grape indigenous to the area of Castagnole Monferrato in Piedmont which ran the risk of extinction if not for the foresight of the parish priest of the village. It was never given importance oenologically as it was only consumed as table grapes, or used in blending to refine wines because of its aromatic profile, or to produce sweet wine for … Continue reading Ruchè: The Autochthonous Piedmontese Grape Revived by a Local Priest From Near Extinction to Highest Italian Appellation

Bortolomiol 70th Anniversary Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG 2020, A Special Edition

Bortolomiol, a winery in the heart of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG appellation is commemorating the first 70 years of the company and the pioneering work of its founder Giuliano Bortolomiol with a special bottle of Prosecco. This unique edition, the 70th Anniversary Rive di Col San Martino Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG 2020, is a sparkling wine in a limited number of 8,000 bottles … Continue reading Bortolomiol 70th Anniversary Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG 2020, A Special Edition

Terre di Leone of Valpolicella: Imprinting an Identity of Excellence in Their Wines

Love for the territory of Marano and passion for winemaking of Chiara Turati and Federico Pellizzari that generated Terre di Leone in the 1990s. Federico is originally from Marano who is deeply rooted to the territory since birth, while Chiara, who arrived in Valpolicella at a later time, fell in love with the hills of Valpolicella. Being fascinated by the tales about Leone, Federico’s grandfather, … Continue reading Terre di Leone of Valpolicella: Imprinting an Identity of Excellence in Their Wines

The Long History of the Prestigious Enrico Serafino 1878 Winery to Alta Langa Sparkling Wines

The story of Enrico Serafino started in 1878 when he decided to become a winemaker. Heir to a rich family from Romano Cavanese in Piedmont, Enrico, at age 23, moved to Canale, the heart of the best wine production area of the region of Piedmont. He was fascinated with the technological innovation of producing sparkling wine obtained from Metodo Classico which was initiated by Carlo … Continue reading The Long History of the Prestigious Enrico Serafino 1878 Winery to Alta Langa Sparkling Wines

Nas-Cëtta: Reviving a Great White Grape of Piedmont That Almost Went Extinct

Nas-cëtta or Nascetta is a semi-aromatic white grape that originates from the small town of Novello in the Piedmont region of Italy. Cultivated in the area for hundreds of years, it almost went extinct if not for the perseverance of a handful of wine producers of Novello who believed in its great capacity to become one of the greatest white wines of the region. It … Continue reading Nas-Cëtta: Reviving a Great White Grape of Piedmont That Almost Went Extinct

Lupinc Winery in Carso: Defining Still and Sparkling Expressions of Vitovska

Prepotto may be a small town but it has the highest concentration of the best wine producers in the province of Trieste most especially the white wines. It is located in the heart of Carso (or Karst in English) in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia which borders Slovenia, Austria and the Adriatic Sea in the northeasternmost part of Italy. Its geographical conformations spans a … Continue reading Lupinc Winery in Carso: Defining Still and Sparkling Expressions of Vitovska

Celebrating Graziano Merotto Who Marks 50 Years of History with Prosecco

The authentic interpreters of Prosecco Superiore on the hills of Conegliano Valdobbuadene still tread through their vineyards manually, always mindful of the health and quality of the grapes that grow in their vines. It’s a tedious work that requires a lot of time and energy but with the immense devotion to the art of winemaking, it is never considered a burden. Graziano Merotto is one … Continue reading Celebrating Graziano Merotto Who Marks 50 Years of History with Prosecco

Pitars Winery’s Bond to the Tagliamento River in Friuli Venezia-Giulia

Pitars is a winery located in San Martino al Tagliamento in Friuli-Venezia Giulia with 160 hectares of vineyards in the three estates. Behind this vast activity is the Pittaro family, the founder of which is Romano Pittaro when back in 1880 he planted a vine of Merlot imported from France in his vineyards. But it wasn’t until the return of his son Angelo to Italy … Continue reading Pitars Winery’s Bond to the Tagliamento River in Friuli Venezia-Giulia

Fifty Years of Custoza DOC Wine: A Unique Blend of White Grapes in Lago di Garda

We are in Lago di Garda, the largest lake in Italy moving towards the southeast area of the lake in a small historical hamlet called Custoza. Looking towards the east you can see Verona while towards the north you can see the imposing view of the Monte Baldo mountain range. It is a land of panoramic scenery and a richness of cultural heritage, trodden by … Continue reading Fifty Years of Custoza DOC Wine: A Unique Blend of White Grapes in Lago di Garda

Nicola Biasi and His Vin de la Neu Johanitter at the Italian Land of Apples

It’s a challenge alright, but Nicola Biasi was pertinacious in planting small vineyards in the backyard of his father’s ancestral home in the town of Coredo, the heart of Val di Non to produce the right wine he had in mind. Apples are the symbolic production of this area of northern Italy in the region of Trentino because the climate, terrain and the natural elements … Continue reading Nicola Biasi and His Vin de la Neu Johanitter at the Italian Land of Apples

Pitars Winery: Their Three Expressions of Sauvignon Blanc

The Pittaro family, founder of Pitars, has its roots in the northern part of Italy at San Martino al Tagliamento in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The family has dedicated itself to the cultivation of vines and production of wines since the beginning of the 16th century but it was not until the 20th century with Romano Pittaro and his son Angelo that the winery’s modern history actually … Continue reading Pitars Winery: Their Three Expressions of Sauvignon Blanc

The Vibrant and Fresh Wines of Paladin Vigne e Vini of Veneto, Italy

Years of following around his grandfather from the vineyards to the cellar has influenced a curious child into continuing his family’s legacy when he reached adulthood. Growing up with the excitement of having healthy grapes, the perennial anxiety over the weather, the touch of the soil and the smell of wine cellars do embed remarkable imprints into a child’s life. That is how Valentino Paladin … Continue reading The Vibrant and Fresh Wines of Paladin Vigne e Vini of Veneto, Italy

Nebbiolo and Arneis of Roero DOCG of Piedmont, Italy: Why They’re in My Glass

Piedmont ranks the first in having the most number of DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) wines in Italy, which pertains to the excellence of quality and authentic viniculture representative of the region. A wine with this denomination signifies a particular qualitative value that is cultivated and produced from specific grapes cultivated in designated viticultural areas. Piedmont can be internationally known for its most … Continue reading Nebbiolo and Arneis of Roero DOCG of Piedmont, Italy: Why They’re in My Glass

The Beginning of a New Territorial Identity of Giusti Wines by Oenologist Graziana Grassini

“I chose Graziana (Grassini) for her combination of feminine grace, Tuscan dedication and international sensitivity. I came back to my homeland to give back some of the luck I got in my life, the result of years of commitment and sacrifice. My dream is that this little corner of Paradise, the Montello area, will become an international standard,” says Ermenegildo Giusti. Ermenegildo Giusti is an … Continue reading The Beginning of a New Territorial Identity of Giusti Wines by Oenologist Graziana Grassini

The Tedeschi Family’s 400 Years of Winemaking in Valpolicella, Italy

Riccardo, Sabrina and Antonietta Tedeschi, fifth generation of the Tedeschi Family, together with their father Lorenzo, have been keeping the family tradition of winemaking in Valpolicella for 400 years. It was in 1630 when their ancestors first purchased vines and two centuries later, in 1824, the company which bears the family name today was established by Nicolò Tedeschi. Indeed, they are one of the historical … Continue reading The Tedeschi Family’s 400 Years of Winemaking in Valpolicella, Italy