Sardinia (/sɑrˈdɪniə/, Italian: Sardegna [sarˈdeɲɲa], Sardinian: Sardigna [sarˈdinja]) is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily and before Cyprus) and an autonomous region of Italy. The nearest land masses are (clockwise from north) the island of Corsica, the Italian Peninsula, Sicily, Tunisia, the Balearic Islands and Provence. The Tyrrhenian Sea portion of the Mediterranean Sea is directly to the east of Sardinia between the Sardinian east coast and the west coast of the Italian mainland peninsula.The region has its capital in its largest city, Cagliari, and is divided into eight provinces.
Posts about Sardinia
    • Raffaldini Vineyards - Great Italian Wines from North Carolina

      So, it has become clear to me that there is a secret cabal going on between the sovereign state of South Carolina and the country known as glorious Italy. In a small spot in a gorgeous countryside, Italy has established a toe hold in the United States of a unique kind. It is clear that they intend to dominate from this position a particular industry there.

      Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries- 4 readers -
    • Sardus Pater ‘Is Solus’ Carignano del Sulcis 2012

      Warm and spicy, embodying the sunny island from where it was crafted, a cozy Carignan for sipping on its own or pairing with a wide variety of dishes. Winery: Cantine Sardus Pater is located on the island of Sant ‘Antioco, off the southwestern coast of Sardinia. It was founded in 1949 and began producing wines in 1955; today the cooperative has 200 members and 300 hectares ...

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

    …. There may also be a small portion of skin contact with Sauvignon and Friulano, and some vats may rest on the lees for a little longer, but really I think the soil is key. “The Malvasia is slightly different since it is made in Istria. There is a type of soil there called ‘terra bianca’ which is a chalky soil that is ALSO calcium rich…

    Jameson Fink/ Jameson Finkin Merlot- 5 readers -
  • Indigenous Italy

    …, the refreshing bubbly wine of the Veneto region in northern Italy. Formerly named for both the grape and the region, things got confusing when Prosecco achieved DOCG status, the highest quality designation for Italian wine, so they since went back to using the name Glera for the grape. Prosecco is not "Italian Champagne" – it’s a completely…

    Wine Maven in Training- 1 readers -
  • Good Texas wines honor Terroir

    … brought to Houston for tasting two whites, a 2012 Viognier and a 2012 Texas Muscat, and six reds include four Tempranillo and 2 blends. Favorites among his selections were the 2012 Pedernales Cellars GSM and the 2012 Texas Muscat. I also enjoyed the George Bush 25th Anniversary Reserve 2012 Texas Tempranillo, and laughingly said, “I’m surprised I like…

    Amy Corron Power/ Another Wine Blogin Merlot- 6 readers -
  • A Grenache That Liked Me: Maison Bleue Winery

    … Pages A Grenache That Liked Me: Maison Bleue Winery In France, it is known as Grenache. In Spain, it is Garnacha. Cannonau is the synonym it's referred to on the island of Sardinia. In the 19th century this spicy berry-flavored red grape, with notes of pepper, found its way to California, more than likely from Europe…

    Through The Walla Walla Grape Vine™- 3 readers -
  • Experience Hart House’s Seafood Celebration on Now

    … as a guest to try their Seafood Celebration Prix Fixe menu, which consisted of a choice of each of the following: Appetizer Sockeye Salmon Chowder Fried Leeks, Corn, Lobster Oil or Smoked Fish Croquettes Pickled Fennel, Micro Greens, Charmoula Aioli Main Course Butter Poached Prawns Squid Ink Risotto, Chorizo, Peas, Bottarga or Pan-Seared Red…

    Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePalin Chardonnay- 6 readers -
  • Tuscan Roasted Chicken Breasts with Thyme and Potatoes

    … the chicken once it has cooled a bit and serve warm with the potatoes and carrots. Top it off with a drizzle of the chicken’s natural juices. Serves four people. Recipe adapted from Gallo Winery. Casadei Sardinia Blend Isola dei Nuraghi IGT, Italy Made from the best selection of Bovale, Carignano and Cannonau, the most representative varietals…

    WineStyles- 1 readers -
  • Grenache, Halloween and Surprises!

    … alcohol. Its famous regions are Priorat, Rioja, and Navarra, in Spain, the southern Rhone Valley in France, Sardinia in Italy, and Australia, and California in the new world. Oz Clark points out that the grape can have, ‘wild, unexpected flavors.’ This is what makes the grape so intriguing. You never know quite what you’re going to get. The typical…

    From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love- 7 readers -
  • Dettori, Sardinia (Italy)

    … easily after new ways, they are very cautious and conservative, but still, this land has been farmed by his family on a very traditional way until 2003, just sulfur, no copper. They only used some copper in 2009 because they had occurences of Pernospora, a fongi similar to oidium from what I understand. And they use sulfur very little, usually 2…

    Bertrand Celce/ Wine Terroirs- 1 readers -
  • Yeast odd-balls: Trying to understand flor

    … convenient, but they’re also, often, the primary interest of whichever regional body is helping to fund the research). A study of flor yeast recently published in PLoS One (which means that it’s open-access; no paywall!) is notable for including samples from Hungary (Tokaj), Spain (Jerez), France (Jura), and Italy (Sardinia). This group of French…

    The Wine-o-scope- 5 readers -
  • Carignano del Sulcis – A Gem from Sardinia

    … is one of those wines. So perhaps the best way to educate others is not to tell them that it tastes like other famous red wines of the world. That being the case, the examples of Carignano del Sulcis from the island of Sant’Antioco are glorious wines that taste like nothing else. This is an island that can be reached by automobile and there are two…

    Tom Hyland/ learnitalianwinesin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 3 readers -
  • Even more from Italy!!!

    … There is so much to try from Italy that I always seem to have stacks of pictures and notes waiting to be posted. This apparent bias stems from my trend of the summer to taste a smaller variety of wine and drink more humble southern French wines. There are some good bottles below. At the more affordable end both the 2008 Duca di Salaparuta, Passo…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blogin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 3 readers -
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  • Best Italian Wine Awards 2014

    … 2008 – Veneto 2 Tenuta Sette Ponti – Oreno 2011 – Tuscany 3 Marisa Cuomo – Costa d’Amalfi Furore Fiorduva 2012 – Campania 4 Luciano Sandrone – Barolo Cannubi Boschis Luciano Sandrone 2010 – Piedmont 5 Argiolas – Turriga 2010 – Sardinia 6 Tenuta San Guido – Sassicaia 2011 – Tuscany Casanova 7 of Blacks – Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto 2008…

    Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Winein Riesling- 12 readers -
  • The 2014 March Madness Cheese Tournament

    …. The flavor is also similar to manchego. However, the characters of all three milks are noticeable in Campo de Montalban. The cheese form l'Alt Urgell y la Cerdanya (also known as Urgelia) is a soft cheese cured for a short time, that is produced in the mountainous townships of the northwest Catalonia, from pasteurized cow's milk. Yorkshire Wensleydale…

    All Set in Massachusetts- 1 readers -
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