Friuli (Italian: [friˈuːli], Friulian: Friûl About this sound listen , Venetian: Friul, German: Friaul, Slovene: Furlanija) is an area of northeastern Italy with its own particular cultural and historical identity. It comprises the major part of the autonomous region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, i.e. the province (administrative provinces) of Udine, Pordenone, part of Gorizia, excluding Trieste. The historical capital and most important city of Friuli is Udine, it was also the capital in the Middle Ages of the Patriarchate of Aquileia. Other important towns are Pordenone, Gorizia, Sacile, Codroipo, Cervignano del Friuli, Cividale del Friuli, Gemona del Friuli, Monfalcone, and Tolmezzo.
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    • Go Forth and Drink (great) Old White Wine.

      There are so many myths and misconceptions about white wine among the general public. For example, people think white wine must always be chilled until super cold. Or, people think you can never pair red meat with white wine. Most erroneous of all, people say white wines can’t age. As for the question of temperature, the truth is that many complex, rich white wines are best ...

      Joanie Karapetian/ Italian Wine Geek- 8 readers -
  • A New Generation of Fellugas to the Fore

    … really must make up its mind how it’s going to label them). I like the clean taste of the fruit and the soil, un-adjusted by oak. Even when the taste of oak isn’t obvious, it still alters the wine. Those who like that shift will love the Riservas; those who don’t will definitely prefer the Zuani Vigne. This entry was posted on December 26, 2014 at 7:00 am and is filed under Friuli, Italy. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. …

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  • Properly Cellared For Long Life: Livio Felluga

    … and Friulian wines was among the ones I never got paid for. Such is life: I long ago decided that coming to know these wines was payment enough. Meeting Livio Felluga was an important and, as it turned out, a delightful event for me. I was travelling with a few other wine journalists, all of us on our first visit to Friuli, and we could have…

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  • Forza Friuli!

    …, Verduzzo, Picolit, or Ribolla Gialla, there was a common thread evolving – crisp and vivacious, pure expressions of each grape’s true characteristics. The good news for consumers is the number and variety of Friulian wine showing up stateside, as more Italian producers are forced by necessity to increase their export share to offset a dramatic decline…

    Pennsylvania Vine Companyin Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • 2010 Ronc di Vico, Vicorosso, Colli Orientali del Friuli, Italy

    … 2010 Ronc di Vico, Vicorosso, Colli Orientali del Friuli, Italy (£16.95 Vagabond tel. 0207 381 1717 & This wine is half price. I am not supposed to divulge this but you need to know that the following words are written about a wine which should cost well over £30.00. There is no space here to explain why – so just…

    Matthew Jukes/ Matthew Jukesin Merlot- 15 readers -
  • Spotlight on Unusual California White Wine: Arnot Roberts Vare Vineyard Ribolla Gialla 2012

    … lifted than any other Napa white I’ve had. It’s not an extremely aromatic wine, but there is also a clear focus on texture here, something that most California white wine makers ignore or fail to master. Texture is, rather, one of the great pleasures of well-made white. The palate also offers a flinty finish and I think the oak needs a little time to integrate, but adds a nice touch of richness to the wine. The 11.5% makes this eminently drinkable. Very Good to Very Good+ $40 from the winery mailing list …

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  • The Wines of Tenuta Villanova

    … This is the last article about my visit to Friuli as judge for the 2014 Pinot Grigio Challenge and subsequent visit to some of the winemakers. After the Challenge ended, I went to the Lis Neris Winery and tasted wines from Lis Neris and Ronco del Gelso, which I have already written about, and Tenuta Villanova. Alberto Grossi Representing…

    Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Winein Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • 2014 Vintage in Friuli

    … When I visited Lis Neris winery in early June I asked the owner Alvaro Pecorari about the 2014 vintage in Friuli. He said we would have to wait and see what the weather conditions would be during the summer before he could give me am answer. A few days ago I received the answer to my question from him in an e-mail. This is what he said about…

    Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine- 4 readers -
  • Remembering Paolo Rapuzzi of Ronchi di Cialla

    … Pouring some Ribolla out for the lost. Enjoyed a bottle of 2012 Ribolla Gialla from Ronchi di Cialla on the beach earlier this week in memory of Paolo Rapuzzi the legendary producer of indigenous varieties from Friuli. This wine was showing a blazing minerality that day which I have watched open up over the past year since it's release. Its…

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