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…

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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…

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The Preview Tasting at the Anteprima Sagrantino 2017 in Montefalco

The beginning of the year 2021 amplifies the cautious step towards a new normality. One of them is the resumption of physical presence in wine tastings which puts the virtual tastings at the backseat. The Anteprima Sagrantino, organized by the Consorzio Tutela Vini Montefalco (consortium of Montefalco wine producers to safeguard and promote the wines)…

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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…

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Southern Italian Wine Winners at the Radici del Sud XVI Edition

Visibility to Southern Italian viticulture and agriculture of olive oils is the focal point of Radici del Sud, an annual exhibition and competition of South Italian wines and olive oils. Born from the idea of Nicola Campanile in 2005 who is an Apulian enogastronomic specialist and sponsored by the Regional Council of Puglia, Radici del…

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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…

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Oltremare: Piandimare’s Latest Wines Gear Towards Easy Drinkability

Piandimare is a cooperative born in 1986 in Villamagna in Abruzzo from the idea of a few farmers who were united in cultivating unique and special vines. In 2014, the small cooperative has grown into a group of seventy producers, renewed its oenological perspective and aimed for quality. Prior to that, the winery had been…

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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…

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Premiata Fattoria di Castelvecchi: Ancient Historical Winery and Vineyards in Chianti

Wine is not just a bottle with the fermented liquid product of grapes inside. There’s a vast world of research, work, passion and history behind every finished bottle. One fine example is Premiata Fattoria di Castelvecchi, a wine estate in Tuscany, Italy where the location alone unfolds hundreds of years of history. Nestled in the…

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Castello di Meleto Casi and Poggiarso Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017

Living the reality of Castello di Meleto is like breathing more than a thousand years of history inside the four walls of its castle on a hilltop of Gaiole di Chianti, in the road between Siena and Florence in Tuscany which overlooks the Chianti valley. What was once the Abbey of Coltibuono belonging to the…

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Sensi Governato Toscano IGT 2018: Using The Old Traditional Chianti Vinification Method

Governato Toscano IGT 2018 is a product of Sensi’s passion to explore the best techniques in creating wine. With this particular vinification process, they used the “Governo all’Uso Toscano”, a vinification technique that goes back between 1834 to 1837 institutionalized by Baron Bettino Ricasoli. He divulged that the composition he considered as the most suitable…

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Alfonso Crisci: The New Chef of Epos Bistrot of Poggio Le Volpi Wine Estate

A new adventure starts at the kitchen of Epos Bistrot and Barrique Restaurant of Poggio Le Volpi Wine Estate as Felice Mergè, patron and oenologist of the winery, along with General Manager Rossella Macchia, choose Alfonso Crisci as the new Executive Chef of the restaurants. “Three years after the beginning of my adventure in the…

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Tasting Umbria with the Wines of Torre Bisenzio

Umbria, the small Italian region with rolling green hills, medieval hilltop towns and thick forests, is one of Italy’s known regions for excellent food and wine culture. Often referred to as the “Green Heart of Italy”, it has a wide expanse of panoramic beauty of the countryside that overlooks neatly combed rows of vineyards and…

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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…

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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…

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