Italy

    Italy winemakers braced for tough 2014 harvest

    Summer rain has left winemakers across northern Italy facing difficult conditions for the 2014 harvest, but while many still remain optimistic there are higher hopes further south in the country. Peter McCombie MW hosts a Chianti Classico tasting at Decanter's Simply Italian - Great Wines even in London.

    9 readers - By Decanter

    Davero Winery and Dry Creek Valley Sagrantino

    The Davero Symbol. A couple of weeks ago I visited a winery in Dry Creek Valley that really impressed me and I feel delighted to tell you all about them. But I’ve got to level with you guys—I always do—I’m a couple of days in front of a big trip to Italy and pressed for time.

    10 readers - By enotecaMarcella

      Umbria wine country – our adventures on the Umbria wine trail

      Wine Country Getaways - - 8 readers - In Umbria wine country When we redesigned the WineCountryGetaways Website, this article I’d posted about our wine country trip to Umbria was misplaced and never made it to the blog. I am posting this and if you are considering a wine adventure in Italy, think about Umbria. It is next door to Tuscany, but much less crowded with tourists and it is just as beautiful.

      Six wines to complement Masterchef Sophie’s recipes

      Matthew Jukes - - 7 readers - Six stunning wines to challenge the senses and romance Sophie’s recipes this week in Weekend Magazine. 2013 Dolcetto d’Asti, Piemonte, Italy (£7.00, Marks & Spencer). The Dolcetto grape is often a belligerent sort, but this cheapie is feisty, tangy and crammed with red and black berry juice. It is a brilliantly evocative wine – accurate, joyous and delicious chilled, too.

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      alto adige awesomeness

      … by the large amount of red Schiava grown – 22% of all wine in the region – which is a holdover from when it was widely grown as a bulk/table wine back in the day). And they’re soooo good. Gewurztraminer at Colterenzio 2 it’s the Sybil of towns Technically Alto Adige is in Italy but it doesn’t know if it’s Austrian or Italian. They speak both languages…

      1 readers - By grapefriend

      Wine of the Day September 22, 2014

      …2012 Salvo Foti-I Vigneri 1435, Vino Rosso, Etna, Sicily. Salvo Foti is the Volcano Man, he makes and consults for some of if not all the greats of Mount Etna, Europe’s most active Volcano and home to very old Nerello Mascalese vines that produce some of Sicily’s most prized wines. The Etna Rosso wines are often called the Burgundies of Italy…

      2 readers - By grapelive.com

      Kosher Wines: Trader Joe’s Overdelivers, And More

      … spice. On the palate, delicious fresh berries without much of sweetness, round, balanced, good acidity, touch of ripe plum, gentle tannins. Drinkability: 7+ NV SaraBee Moscato Puglia IGT, Italy (5.5%ABV, $6.99, kosher, mevushal) – sweet, very sweet. Sweetness on the nose, and the same on the palate. Well, this wine is designated on the label…

      2 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 3)

      … longer roots to wine making in Italy, this winery owns about 20 hectares of vineyards. Their 2014 Del Pedregal Chardonnay, which sees no oak, was clean and well balanced, with pleasant apple, lemon and pineapple flavors. Easy drinking, this is a pleasing style which should please many. Finca Narbona The winery produces about 80,000 bottles annually…

      1 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      It’s locals that are key to travels

      … in German, and it was awesome. While I have no photo of the stall, I do have a photo of these local mushrooms, that our host’s mom had collected. They were delicious. Local food in Chiang Mai, Thailand In Le Marche, a region in Eastern Italy around Ancona, we visited Tenuta San Marcello, a young biodynamic estate, at the owner’s invitation. We had…

      5 readers - By the winegetter

      Some Select Wines & Spirits Portfolio Gems

      …, Italy (SPEC $27.99) – Dark fruit nose with a whiff of capsicum. Medium body, dry and soft. Silky on the palate with berry fruit on palate, and cherries on the finish. Nice. Rating: Cesari Bosan Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore, 2005, Italy (SPEC $38.99) – Nice ripe berry fruit nose. Medium body, soft and dry. Round mouthfeel. Very tasty ripe berries…

      2 readers - By MyWinePal

      Weekly Wine Quiz #115: Grape Trivia – Muscat

      … is growing pretty much everywhere in the world, and it is used in production of the whole range of wines, starting from sparkling (Moscato d’Asti), going to the dry (Spanish Moscatel wines come to mind), and of course, sweet, both regular and fortified – Australia, France, Italy, South Africa and many others greatly excel here. While yes, there are about…

      5 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      Sep 21, Piedmont wine region

      …Piedmont Wine Region in Italy The Piedmont region in NE Italy is most famous for its superb Barolo and Barbaresco red wines made from the Nebbiolo grape but there is much more. The name in Italian, spelt as Piemonte, means at the foot of the mountain. It's proximity to France has had cultural, viticultural and culinary influences. Quick facts…

      5 readers - By Vinodiversity

      Davero Winery and Dry Creek Valley Sagrantino

      …The Davero Symbol. A couple of weeks ago I visited a winery in Dry Creek Valley that really impressed me and I feel delighted to tell you all about them. But I’ve got to level with you guys—I always do—I’m a couple of days in front of a big trip to Italy and pressed for time. So you are getting a condensed version of what they really deserve here…

      10 readers - By enotecaMarcella

      Six wines to complement Masterchef Sophie’s recipes

      …Six stunning wines to challenge the senses and romance Sophie’s recipes this week in Weekend Magazine. 2013 Dolcetto d’Asti, Piemonte, Italy (£7.00, Marks & Spencer). The Dolcetto grape is often a belligerent sort, but this cheapie is feisty, tangy and crammed with red and black berry juice. It is a brilliantly evocative wine – accurate…

      7 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      Vinography Images: A Sea of Blue

      … 1989 Fiorano Botte 48 Semillion,Italy Select a Month... September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012…

      7 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

      Lamberti Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry Oooh - this is some LOVELY...

      …Lamberti Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry Oooh - this is some LOVELY stuff, guys! Moscato d’Asti on the nose with white flowers and stone fruit. Great mousse (bubbles) on the palate. Lovely notes of lemon, pear, and white florals. 5/5 bones $ Glera (Prosecco) 11% abv Prosecco (Veneto), ITALY…

      6 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Petaluma #1, Paris #10

      … to the list just because. Their top choice is Sonoma County's Petaluma--a town maybe best known for cheese and Lagunitas Brewery. Harper's says, "Skip Italy and head to this undiscovered city." Petaluma does have what you'd call a cute downtown along a riverfront. There's a large number of excellent restaurants for the town's size including Central…

      2 readers - By Bob on Sonoma

      6 Intriguing Wines To Drink This Fall

      … but not without additional complexity of leather, pink peppercorn and cocoa. Wines Pictured: (from left to right) 2011 Girolamo Russo ‘a Rina’ Etna Rosso, Sicily, Italy 2007 Tasca D’almerita Rosso Del Conte, Sicily, Italy 2011 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso, Sicily, Italy 2011 Passopisciaro Rosso, Sicily, Italy 2011 Azienda Agricola Arianna Occhipinti Il…

      3 readers - By Wine Folly

      Naked Vine One-Hitter – Up on the Rúfina

      …Good ol’ Chianti. You’ve got $15 in your pocket and you’re looking for a good table wine to go with a nice dinner you’re planning – and you know you can amble through la sezione italiana and come up with a decent bottle. If you’ve got a little more scratch to spend, though -- Chianti doesn’t stop with plain old table wine. Thanks to Juliana…

      3 readers - By The Naked Vine: Wine Advice for the Rest of Us.™