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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La Crota Restaurant’s Piedmontese Culinary Identity with Le Strette and Cascina Gilli Wines

Authentic flavors of Piedmontese tradition make up the kitchen of La Crota Restaurant. Recognized for recreating the experience of tasting the most authentic and genuine Langhe cuisine, Chef Danilo Lorusso perseveres in highlighting the richness of the flavors of his region by reviving old dishes and bringing his personal touch to the kitchen. Meaning wine…

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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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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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The Roman Preview of the Merano Wine Festival on November 2019 in Merano, Italy

The weekend of the 14th and 15th September 2019 saw the fourth Roman preview of the 28th edition of the Merano Wine Festival held at the 19th century Acquario Romano in Rome.  The Merano Wine Festival will take place soon in Merano between 8 to 12 November 2019 and this year’s edition is dedicated to…

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Sensi Tua Rosa, A Chianti Wine Producer’s Tribute to Women

Let’s start with the beautiful setting of Fattoria di Calappiano, a Tuscan villa built in the Renaissance period by the Grand Duke I De Medici. It was built as one of the first models of wine-growing and producing farmhouses in Tuscany. In the 1800s, it was procured by Henry Savage Landor, grandson of the important…

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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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Cantina del Tufaio AmMaria IGT Lazio Rosso 2014

Cantina del Tufaio AmMaria IGT Lazio Rosso 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Intense ruby red color and complexities in the nose with aromas of amarena, mature dark stone fruits, flowers, spices and minerals. Smooth with round tannins, moderately fresh, good sapidity and structure. A great wine to have and can keep for more years in…

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