Sardinia

  • Grenache, Halloween and Surprises!

    … of costumes parties are the surprises. Though long disputed by Italy, most would agree that Garnacha/Grenache is originally from Spain, and from there moved to the South of France and to Italy, Sardinia specifically where it is called Cannonau. Garnacha is not a noble grape mainly because it doesn’t necessarily age well. It has low tannins…

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

    …, sometimes it's simply a traditional low stone wall. The whole area (we can say that for all of Sardinia it seems to me) looks parched and dry like it hasn't rained for months, but in spite of this obvious water stress the plant life including the vines seem to be fine, just that they adapt the size of their leaves or (like for the vine) let…

    1 readers - Bertrand Celce/ Wine Terroirs
  • Get Ready for Chairman’s Advantage

    … be just another place for unwanted juice. Only time will tell! Categories: PLCB About Mike Madaio One of the co-founders of Pennsylvania Vine Company, Mike is a food & drink writer based in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. His work has appeared in publications such as Edible Philly, Philly Beer Scene and Main Line Magazine, and he has…

    3 readers - Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company
  • Yeast odd-balls: Trying to understand flor

    … they’re genes; we don’t know much about what they do. So goes the story of modern genetics, caught between the past of not understanding how DNA mapped to functions at all and the future in which (we hope and presume) we’ll know what all (heck; I think we’d settle for most) genes actually do. This study also reinforces some previous findings about…

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

    … is the current release, aged only in stainless steel, this has appealing cranberry and red plum flavors and modest tannins; in this way, the wine is not unlike a Dolcetto from Piemonte. This is an uncomplicated wine, but I mean that as a compliment, as it is straightforward and quite delicious! You could almost serve this chilled and to my way…

    3 readers - Tom Hyland/ learnitalianwines
  • Even more from Italy!!!

    …, subtle structure, and a finish of dense, dark wood. It even had a little kick. *** Now-2017. 2008 Pio Cesare, Oltre, Langhe – $17 Imported by Maisons Marques & Domaines USA. Thsi wine is a blend of Barbera, Nebbiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Alcohol. There was an interesting grapey nose with mulberry aromas. In the mouth this young…

    3 readers - Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog
  • 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…

    12 readers - Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine
  • Aia Vecchia and the International Maremma

    …, fruity palate seemed all Vermentino, however, especially the mineral/slaty finish. All in all, a very enjoyable white wine to drink as aperitif or with light antipasti, and an excellent value at a suggested retail price of $12. We then proceeded to the first red wine, Lagone, which is the mainstay of Aia Vecchia’s line. It too is an unquestionable…

    5 readers - Tom Maresca/ Tom's Wine Line