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    10 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

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      Elena Walch Pinot Grigio

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      The Wine Economist - - 7 readers - . Our stay is the Prosecco region of Northern Italy was short but very intense. It left us impressed with the work going on there to refine Prosecco’s image and to raise quality so that Prosecco will be on the lips (both figuratively and literally) of consumers who seek a premium sparkling wine. It is a tale told in three acts. Wine (not water) makes history at the Conegliano wine school.

      Wine Review: Santa Margherita Valdadige Pinot Grigio 2013

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