Valpolicella is a viticultural zone of the province of Verona, Italy, east of Lake Garda. The hilly agricultural and marble-quarrying region of small holdings north of the Adige is famous for wine production. Valpolicella ranks just after Chianti in total Italian Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) wine production.The red wine known as Valpolicella is typically made from three grape varieties: Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, and Molinara. A variety of wine styles is produced in the area, including a recioto dessert wine and Amarone, a strong wine made from dried grapes.
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      Why does wine taste the way it does? If you love wine, you’ve no doubt read countless wine tasting descriptions like this one: “blueberry aromas and accents of camphor, anise and the slightest floral hint…” Wine Advocate 2010 Penfold’s “Grange” Shiraz You might also be wondering… are winemakers are actually blending blueberries into their wine? The answer is no.

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    • Have Wine What Cheese?

      Have Wine What Cheese? It has been pointed out that the most popular post on Spittoon is not that helpful. A list of Matching Cheese and Wine is great but bloody tiresome to sort through if you start with a wine and need to select a cheese to accompany. So ‘ere we go – the great Have Wine What Cheese list. This list couldn’t possibly be exhaustive, there are far too many combinations.

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    • The United Wines of Veneto Master Class at Eataly, NYC

      I was delighted to attend The United Wines of Veneto Master Class held at Eataly NYC last month. The class was presented by the Consortium for all Veneto Wines or Unione Consorzi Vini Veneti DOC [U.Vi.Ve.], who represent the wide variety of Veneto wines. Veneto is located in the northeastern corner of Italy, and is the country’s foremost wine producing region.

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  • Ca’ di Rajo Raboso del Piave

    … I thought I had a handle on all of the red grape varieties of northeastern Italy. There are the Valpolicella grapes in Veneto: Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, as well as Croatina, Oseleta, and Corvinone.† And the neighboring regions are full of indigenous grapes: Lagrein and Schiava in Alto Adige,‡ Teroldego in Trentino, as well as Refosco…

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  • Third Thursday-Wine World-Jan. 15

    …): Sauvion Vouvray 2013 Duetorri Pinot Grigio 2013 J Lohr Chardonnay “Riverstone” 2013 Gérard Bertrand Pinot Noir 2013 Bertani Valpolicella Ripasso 2012 Murphy-Goode Homefront Red 2011 Here are the detailed wine notes: Sauvion Vouvray 2013 | Loire Valley, France A beautiful Loire Valley Chenin Blanc with floral and mineral aromas. Its bright flavors…

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  • Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 22, 2014

    … is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers! 09 Pine Ridge Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Black licorice, when it's no longer kids' stuff, & after it's been 'made.' $80…

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  • My Top 5 Star Rated Wines for 2014

    … on the palate with only 6g/l of dosage. An excellent Champagne! Nicolas Feuillatte Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs, 2004, France – Light stone fruit aromas in the glass. Medium minus body, dry but very fruity. Red fruits and apples on the palate along with a mineral streak. Wonderful Champagne. Red Wines Le Vieux Pin Equinoxe Syrah, 2011, BC (~$80) – Equinoxe…

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  • Exciting Wine Gifts!

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  • These are a few of my favorite drinks of 2014

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  • Wine Reviews: Grab Bag of Italian Reds

    … of Cabernet, Nero d’Avola and Tannat. (90 points IJB) Review: 2008 Donnafugata Contessa Entellina “Mille e una notte”- Italy, Sicily, Contessa Entellina SRP: $89 Beautiful purple-ruby color. Black cherries, plums and blackberries on the nose, dusted with loamy soil, charcoal, grilled steak and cedar notes. Medium+ bodied with sturdy tannins…

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  • 3 Great Italian Wines from Giusti Winery

    … I had not heard of Giusti Winery before a few weeks ago, but now that I know, I would like more people to know about them. I first tried their Prosecco wines and had recommended their Rosalia Prosecco. But they are more than Prosecco. The three red still wines I tried were all top quality; a Ripasso, an Amarone, and a Rosso Veneto. The Ripasso…

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  • Italy: "wines of the moment"

    … and still be disappointed, this a very good example balancing meatiness and grip with nice maturing fruit. Tesco £14.99 Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2011, Cantina Valpantena (Corvina, Rondinella, 15%) - Similar comments on price/quality as above could apply, this very tasty blockbuster red has lush and spicy fruit, balsamic notes and full-on rounded…

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  • Thanksgiving Wines

    …, Moscato d’Asti, Brachetto d’Acqui Pinks: Rosé, still or sparkling Whites: Chenin Blanc/Vouvray, Pinot Gris (Oregon or Alsace), Riesling (off-dry) Reds: Pinot Noir (New World), Beaujolais, Valpolicella Whichever wine you end up serving, resist the temptation to bust out that monster Cab, killer Zin or awesome Amarone. Pop those corks at next month's holiday celebration. Happy Thanksgiving! …

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