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.
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    • Grenache, Halloween and Surprises!

      The best part of Halloween is seeing the costumes. At a party, you never know what people will dress as. Last week-end I saw a zombie Fred Flintstone, an Oompa Loompa and a Spy vs. Spy. But the most surprising costumes were the Downton Abbey couple. She was dressed as a chauffeur and he as the maid, the 6′ 5”, full-bearded maid. Part of the fun of costumes parties are the surprises.

      From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love- 7 readers -
    • Sip Some Sicily Wine Lifestyle Tour

      Sip Some Sicily Wine Lifestyle Tour JustJess on November 11, 2014 - 12:58 pm in What's Trending, Wine Lifestyle Sip Some Sicily with Wine Channel TV “Sip Some Sicily” with Wine Channel TV! We’re always excited when we get to visit wine regions around the world. From Napa, Sonoma, Oregon, Washington to New Zealand and France. But this week the focus is on Sicily. Wine Channel TV (www.

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    …, almonds, apricots and other products. Prohibition had its negative consequence on many of the early Italy-to-California wine pioneers who abandoned their craft and turned to dairy farming and cheese making. That changed with the judgment of Paris in 1976, but even so, distribution of fine California wine was limited to the point of being scarce…

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  • On my way to Burgundy via Boulder

    … Burgundy Festival. Back story: in spring 2014, Master Sommelier and owner of Boulder Wine Merchant Brett Zimmerman (one of the nicest people in the trade) asked me to blog for his shop and for the festival. Italy is my signora but Burgundy is my mistress. While I’m often invited to taste rare Italy, I’m rarely asked to join in tastings of upper…

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  • Wining through the holidays…

    … bouquet that is crisp and simple. The palate is fresh and vibrant with hints of apricot infusing the citrus fruit, with fine clarity and focus on the finish.” I think that says it all! $15 Pinot Noir is that most overhyped grape of the last ten years, especially in California. After much discussion about overripe Pinots allegedly supplemented…

    Goddess of Winein Cabernet Franc Pinot Noir Syrah Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Let the gems begin

    …, in stores now. From left to right: Cavino Grande Reserve Nemea 2008, Frescobaldi Castello Di Pomino Pomino Bianco 2013, Moris Morellino Di Scansano 2012, Louis Bouillot Perle D’aurore Brut Rosé Crémant De Bourgogne, McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Sémillon 2007, Josef Chromy Pepik Pinot Noir 2012 Cavino Grande Reserve Nemea 2008, Pdo Nemea, Greece…

  • In Defense of Natural Wine

    … a comparable model of Natural wine. In California, for example, of those that assert themselves as Natural wine producers, few also control their own farming, though there are exceptions. It is simply a different sort of grape market. In such cases, an implicit gap between cellar and vineyard changes the politics of the movement, but also…

    Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews- 2 readers -
  • Paso Robles Blendfest 2015

    … Francisco and Los Angeles, along California’s Central Coast, Paso Robles Wine Country is California’s third largest wine region. It encompasses more than 32,000 vineyard acres and 200 wineries. For more information, visit Get Social: @PasoRoblesWine, #pasowine ©2014 Google – Terms & Privacy Filed under: Italy Travel Guides Tagged: Paso Robles BlendFest…

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  • Sartori di Verona Villa Marzia Limoncello Lemon Liqueur

    … Sartori di Verona Villa Marzia Limoncello Lemon Liqueur, Italy I grew up working in the restaurant business in Memphis, Tennessee. The Italian family I worked for made their own Limoncello and it was an honor when I was invited to imbibe upon a tipple. On many occasions where I have worked with Italian chefs, I was treated to their Limoncello…

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  • Celebrate Nouveau!

    … summer in that country. The usually reliable Negrar has peculiar flavours and the less said about Reif’s ‘Fool’ the better. Don’t forget to chill your wines. . . . earthy, rustic and very gulpable. Abruzzo always scores. CANTINA TOLLO 14 ‘Giocale’ Novello Rosso, Abruzzo, Italy 271759 $9.45 . . . sharp and super-refreshing. Gets you going. ART’S 14 Beaujolais Nouveau, France 366476 $13.95 . . . tart, invigorating, not for the timid. DUBOEUF 14 Gamay Nouveau, VDP L’Ardeche, France 891846 $9.95 …

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  • German Wine in Singapore

    … Picture: Christian G.E. Schiller, Annette Schiller, ombiasy PR and WineTours, and Boon Seng Heng, Wein &Vin, with Weingut Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Riesling at Taberna Wine Academy In October 2014 I spent a month in Singapore, visiting my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter Viatrix. During these 4 weeks, I explored with my wife Annette…

    Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine- 1 readers -
  • Heart of Italy: The US Debut of Romagna Sangiovese Riserva 2011

    … the very most of the vine, as good wines are a faithful reflection of the environment in which they are grown: a combination of soil, climate and growing methods”. Tasting Notes: Dark garnet in colour with aromas of smoky earth, wild flowers and cherry. Wild berries, cherry and plum notes lead the way, whilst graphite minerals, licorice…

    the buddha in your glass- 2 readers -
  • Exploring The Red and White Wines of Northern Italy

    You ever insisted on something being true even after, time and time again, all your suppositions prove misguided? This happened to me while I was treated to a wine-tastic meal by Wayne Young. He’s the Sales, Communication, and Marketing Manager for the wines of Bastianich and La Mozza. We started out exploring the Adriatico series of white wines of the former winery, a trio ...

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