Italian Wine

Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, and Italian wines are known worldwide for their broad variety. Italy, closely followed by France, is the world's largest wine producer by volume. Its contribution is about 45-50 million hl per year, and represents about 1/3 of global production. Italian wine is exported around the world and is also extremely popular in Italy: Italians rank fifth on the world wine consumption list by volume with 42 litres per capita consumption. Grapes are grown in almost every region of the country and there are more than one million vineyards under cultivation.
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  • A barrel of…questions

    … a wonderful wine — so good that the Food and Wine magazine’s Italian wing declared it the best Sangiovese in Italy last fall. Better than Sangiovese from the Chianti regions. It’s made with organic grapes, and we’ll be getting the certification paperwork for future orders so we can label it that way. It’s a big wine, and that means you need pretty…

    Vine Art ... from the palate of first vine wine online- 1 readers -
  • Ornellaia tasting on Thursday

    … Ornellaia tasting on Thursday Gasbarro’s Wines on Federal Hill in Providence is about to do it again with another elite tasting. On Thursday night they are pouring five wines from the Ornellaia Estate in Tuscany. Italian Super Tuscans have acquired a cult status in the wine world and none more more so than Ornellaia. The elite Italian wine…

    Frederick Thurber/ The Wine Observer- 1 readers -
  • Thanksgiving Wine: What to Drink

    … of all you are thankful for as well as all the ingredients you need for cooking, then make sure to also write down these tips for choosing the better bottle for your Thanksgiving feast. Happy Thanksgiving East Tennessee! Conti Riccati Brut Prosecco NV ($15) Without a doubt the best Prosecco I’ve tried for under $15, the Conti Riccati is an Italian…

    Roger Killen/ What's in the Bottle?in Riesling -
  • Episode Recap: Bar Rescue Season 4, Episode 7

    … a nasty attitude. Cue in mixtress Mia Mastroianni and chef Nick Liberato. Why these two (besides obviously being great at what they do)? Well, they’re both from Calabria, Bruno’s ancestral home. Calabria is known for Calabrian peppers, amongst other things. Bearing in mind that the bar needs to take on an “after-show” feel, Mia mixes up dessert…

    Aliza Kellerman/ The Alcohol Professor- 1 readers -
  • Drink More Pink Bubbles.

    … fermented.” This picture sums up how drinking this wine will make you feel. Yah-hoo! Trust me. Drink more Pink Bubbles! Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in Champagne, Drink, Food, Wine Shops and tagged Ash, Best Wines Online, Bubbles, French Wine, Jousset Rose Petillant Naturel, Montana, Patton Penhallegon by Joanie Karapetian, Italian Wine Geek. Bookmark the permalink.…

    Joanie Karapetian/ Italian Wine Geek- 1 readers -
  • Indigenous Italy

    … different style of bubbly wine that is meant to be light, fruity and refreshing. Further south and off the coast of the “boot,” the Mt Etna wine region of Sicily surrounds the tallest active volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world, with vineyards planted on volcanic soil. Mt Etna white wines are made from the grapes Carricante…

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  • Do Bianchi Thanksgiving Six-Pack 2014

    … could include it here. And just as in years past, the wines are ordered as I recommend serving them with your Thanksgiving meal. I put the 1999 Verdicchio at the beginning because I feel it should be served early, when palates are still fresh. It’s still youthful in its evolution but it’s also very light and nuanced. Try not to serve it too cold…

    Do Bianchi/ Do Bianchiin Riesling- 1 readers -
  • Tasting Montefalco Sagrantino and Rosso

    … for decades. The 1970s brought a revival, however, with more knowledgeable and slightly gently vinification making slightly more amenable wines, but no mistake, Sagrantino di Montefalco, now more often called Montefalco Sagrantino, is no babe-in-arms. Italian wine law dictates that the wine, consisting of 100 percent sagrantino grapes, must age 30 months…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 1 readers -
  • 2007 Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino di Montefalco

    … and spicy finish. Pairs perfect with roasted meat, grilled meat, and game. Pairs well also with aged cheeses, both spicy and herbal. My Review: I’ll admit to having been excited when this wine showed up. Not only has Italy always had a soft-spot in my heart when it comes to wine, but it was a chance for me to a grape that was new to me…

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru- 3 readers -
  • Good Texas wines honor Terroir

    … Many Texas wineries exhibit the hubris Texas has become known for all over the world — with a swagger and a determination, they attempt to bend Mother Nature over and whip her into submission. If it works for oil, then why shouldn’t it work for wine? Those wineries making mediocre wines claim any ‘perceived’ flaws can be attributed…

    Amy Corron Power/ Another Wine Blogin Merlot- 6 readers -
  • Stiletto Wine ~ The making of a wine brand

    … Stiletto Moscato Typical orange blossoms and white peach flavors, being a southern Italian wine, expect it to also have subtle tropical flavors of pineapple and a hint of banana. 2012 Stiletto Pinot Grigio Citrus and pears mark this wine with distinction… Along with floral notes. 2013 Stiletto Rosso Juicy, ruby red berries, with a medium smooth finish…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 1 readers -
  • Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva – Very Nice!

    … Home Varietals Chianti Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva – Very Nice! by Tim Lemke - Nov 9, 2014 It has been a few weeks since I’ve posted any updates here, but for good reason — I’ve been traveling to visit wine producers in France and Switzerland. I’ll be writing up details on those producers in the coming weeks, but I wanted to get a quick new…

    Tim Lemke/ CheapWineRatings.comin Cabernet Sauvignon- 4 readers -
  • Wine of the Day November 9, 2014

    … fruits along with a mix of savory crushed stones, soy sauce, minty herbs and cured meat plus cedar, black licorice and fig paste. Look for lots of intriguing development and added layers to form over the next 3 to 5 years, it still has plenty of tannin and lifting acidity to hold firm, even though you’d be tempted to open this beauty it still would be best to show some patience, drink from 2017 to 2023. ($50 Est.) 93+ Points, grapelive This entry was posted in Wine Articles, Wine Reviews on November 9, 2014 by admin.… 5 readers -
  • Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino 2007

    … was a genius. So when the nice people at Mondial Wines asked me what my favourite Italian red was I eschewed Barolo, the more obvious choice, and said Brunello di Montalcino. They kindly sent me this bottle from Tenuta di Sesta to try. It was a wonderful colour, a delicate garnet with just a hint of brick at the edge. It smelled of Tuscany. OK…

    Erin Mellor/ Golly's Wine Drops- 5 readers -
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