Italy

Italy /ˈɪtəli/ (Italian: Italia [iˈtaːlja]), officially the Italian Republic (Italian: Repubblica italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Southern Europe. To the north, Italy borders France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia, and is approximately delimited by the Alpine watershed, enclosing the Po Valley and the Venetian Plain. To the south, it consists of the entirety of the Italian Peninsula and the two biggest Mediterranean islands of Sicily and Sardinia.
Posts about Italy
    • Ferrari Wine: Lunelli Family Life in the Fast Lane (VIDEO)

      It’s Full Speed Ahead for the Family Behind Ferrari Wine Meet the most influential family in Italian sparkling wine. Matteo, Marcello, Camilla, and Alessandro are the third generation of the Lunelli family to run Ferrari winery since Giulio Ferrari passed the reigns Bruno Lunelli in 1952. Well over 100 years later, Ferrari wine is the oldest, largest, and most recognized meto ...

      Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV- 8 readers -
    • Germany to consume more wine than Italy by 2018, says Vinexpo

      Germany will overtake Italy to become the world's third largest wine consumer within four years, according to a report that also predicts the US will cement its position as the world’s largest wine market and wine consumption in the UK is set to rebound. A view of Germany's Mosel wine region Germans may be better known for frequenting beer halls than for sipping fine wine, ...

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  • Recent Sips: Ferrari, Matello Wines, and Steven Kent Winery

    … yeasty finish. I enjoyed this delightful sparkler with brunch fare; but, it’s versatile and perfect for any occasion – and just about any dish. Don't wait for the holidays or a special occasion to open a bottle of bubbly -- these food-friendly wines should be enjoyed any time of year! Region: Veneto, Italy. (Other info: ABV 12.5%, traditional…

    Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spotin Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • Tasting Notes from the Benvenuto Brunello 2015, NYC Event

    … Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Benvenuto Brunello USA 2015 event which was organized and sponsored by the Brunello di Montalcino Wine Consortium at the gorgeous location of Gotham Hall in New York City in order to unveil to the press and trade the 2010 vintage of Brunello di Montalcino wines made by 44 selected producers. I…

    Flora's Table- 8 readers -
  • Italy with Kids: Five Family Friendly Cities

    … I have this plan for living in Spain and Italy with kids for the summers. Yes, EVERY summer… As a consultant and freelance writer, it’s pretty easy for me to make that a reality BUT with The Husband’s new job, aka starting his own business, taking off for three months would mean doing it alone. And while the Princesses and I could and would have…

    Elaine Schoch/ Carpe Travel- 4 readers -
  • Da Vinci Chianti DOCG 2013

    … of earth comprised the moderate finish. 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot Chianti Italy Vinted and Bottled by Cantine Leonardo Davinci SOC. AGR. COOP. 13% Alcohol $10 [average pice] Enjoy now thru 2017 Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in italy, value and tagged chianti, sangiovese. Bookmark the permalink.…

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  • Check Out this Aerating Wine Glass

    … less heat in the mouth, which is typically an indicator of alcohol levels. They come in four sizes. My 16 ounce variety is here on Amazon. All in all, a great wine find. Cheers! Tagged As: Aerating Wine Glass, Borgonovo, Italy, wine glass…

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  • 2011 Fattoria dei Barbi Rosso di Montalcino DOC I love dreaming...

    … 2011 Fattoria dei Barbi Rosso di Montalcino DOC I love dreaming about Italy. Bright red, maybe even a little underripe, cherries and twigs on the nose. Cherries, sage, bright flowers, and hint of earth on the palate. Simple and nice. 3/5 bones $$ Sangiovese 13.5% abv Rosso di Montalcino (Tuscany), ITALY…

    Shiba Sommelier- 3 readers -
  • Rivera Il Falcone Castel del Monte Riserva 2008

    … This was a tough one to call – funky and unique. Not for everyone, that’s for sure. But also something that’s off the beaten path, from a region – Puglia, and a grape – Nero di Troia, that one doesn’t typically find on the bargain shelves. Here’s my experience with Rivera Il Falcone Castel del Monte Riserva, quickly summarized: I initially tried…

    Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company- 2 readers -
  • Not such a good grade: Speck, Pea Shoot and Marsala Meatballs

    … Don’t you get tired to always cook the same dishes? During the last years, I have mastered some recipes that have become my signature dishes. I always have the essential ingredients for them in my refrigerator and I can cook them with my eyes closed. And, of course, I always shoot for one of those dishes for a weeknight meal. Unfortunately…

    Flora's Table- 4 readers -
  • Recent Articles — Sicilian Meatballs on Wine4.Me

    …. “When I recently visited Sicily, I was impressed by not only the wines I tasted, but also the food and the people hosting us. From the simple, fresh ways they prepare their seafood to the unique uses for eggplant, or the signature Arancini di Riso (fried rice balls), I was exposed to many staples in Sicilian cooking that I’m not accustomed…

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  • Seven compelling picks from VINTAGES for January 24

    … Potato Pancakes Today I will go out and taste another set of wines, graciously if institutionally laid out by our hosts at the LCBO. The challenge in assessment will be, as always, in the unearthing of the gems from within the larger group. There are always great wines to discover. That is the joy. Two weeks ago I did the same. From that mass…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Syrah Riesling Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • Instagram Inspiration: Piedmont

    … This week I’ve been all about Piedmont, so what better way to end the week than with a little Piedmont wanderlust. I’ve complied a few of my favorite #Piedmont pictures from Instagram to continue on with building the inspiration around the amazing Italian region of Piedmont… Do you have any plans to visit Piedmont? Stay tuned for the next…

    Elaine Schoch/ Carpe Travel- 2 readers -
  • 2010 Agricola Querciabella Mongrana Maremma Toscana Modeling...

    … 2010 Agricola Querciabella Mongrana Maremma Toscana Modeling another necklace from my friends at Sunset45! A lot going on - red cherries, red plums, juicy strawberries, balsamic glaze, cassis, blackberries, cocoa, leather, and earth on the nose. Red cherry and red plum on the attack on the palate; thyme and balsamic glaze mid-palate; leather…

    Shiba Sommelier- 2 readers -
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