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.
Posts about Valpolicella
    • Wine Divas Making a Name for their Wineries

      by Frank Mangio In the world of wine, women are proving themselves to be every bit the equal of a previously male-dominated winemaking profession. The national wine media, like Wine Spectator and more recently Food & Wine, have spotlighted women of distinction, many of whom have crafted their wines in the famous Napa Valley/Sonoma districts of California.

      Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Updatein Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 19 readers -
    • How to Tell if Wine is Corked

      Corked wine is so off-putting that some people will swear off wine after their first bad experience. (bad wine experience? How to cure a wine hangover.) Cork taint isn’t easily identified which can make it hard to differentiate bad wine from wine that’s gone bad… Below we’ll cover: How often is wine corked? What causes it? What can we do about it? A typical wine consumer wil ...

      Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly- 4 readers -
  • Italy: "wines of the moment"

    …. Tesco £7.99 Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2011, Corte Ibla 'single estate' (14% abv) - quite serious and full-on, a lovely Sicilian red made from Nero d'Avola with big ripe dark fruit and fairly firm-textured palate too. M&S £12 Lugana DOC 2013, Tenuta Roveglia (variety: Trebbiano di Lugana, 12.5% abv) - I've been through a few vintages…

    Richard Mark James/ Wine Writing- 4 readers -
  • Thanksgiving Wines

    … to your table. Consider starting with a bubbly that’s just slightly sweet and refreshing such as Prosecco. If many of your dishes have a fruit base, consider floral and fruity Moscato d’Asti. Red sparklers such as Lambrusco or Brachetto d’Acqui make terrific Thanksgiving wines that are practically guaranteed to make your celebration a bit more…

    Write on Wines- 1 readers -
  • Daily Wine News: Moonrock

    … Moonrock. From Wikipedia. “Tasting the vintages I am struck first and most by the site. I can taste the hillside we walked earlier.” Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka spends a day with Maynard James Keenan. Wine Spectator has released its annual Top 100 list. In the Los Angeles Times, S. Irene Virbila comments on this year’s selections. The Guild…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Merlot- 5 readers -
  • Indigenous Italy

    … is a red Sardinian varietal that we sampled, which is their local name for Grenache or Garnacha. I love Sardinian Cannonau for its earthy and funky qualities; this one didn’t disappoint me with its barnyard, herbs, mushrooms and long finish. Back in the Veneto, Valpolicella is a red wine typically made from 3 grapes – Corvina, Rondinella…

    Wine Maven in Training- 1 readers -
  • Creative Thanksgiving Pairings for #winePW 6: Can we skip to dessert?

    … the panna cotta won out. It is a simple dessert to prepare and the flavors, only cream and vanilla with a touch of sweetness, are too delicious for words. We added a compote of dried apricots for garnish. Simple but amazing. The Pairing The panna cotta was rich, creamy and mouth filling, but only slightly sweet. The Madeira by contrast was much…

    Pull That Corkin Syrah Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Some New Italian Wine Finds for Vancouver?

    … Some New Italian Wine Finds for Vancouver? Italian wines put a smile on my face and many other wine lovers I know. Grapes that are native to Italy, and not as wide-spread around the world like Barbera, Nebbiolo, Rondinella and Corvina produce wines that are very interesting and flavourful. But Italy still has to work hard to get the general…

    MyWinePalin Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Valpolicella Revisited: What’s the Story?

    …, like the three above, about different business models and different historical evolutions. Others, like my earlier posts, are about wine tourism, weather problems and the difficulties of establishing and maintaining a luxury brand for the region in an increasingly competitive marketplace. There are very personal stories too, like two of my…

    Mike Veseth/ The Wine Economist- 5 readers -
  • Amarone – Amoré…Cantina Di Negrar 2010 DOCG

    …, Amarone is a style of wine from the Valpolicella region of Italy, located around the city of Verona. I was lucky enough to travel though this region on my honeymoon and swore I would come back I liked it that much. The grapes used to make this Amarone are Corvina, Corvinone, and Rondinella. Amarone wine is made by using partially dried grapes…

    Christine Campbell/ Girls Go Grape -
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    … the same wines on their wine lists: Mateus, Lancer’s, Wente Bros. Blanc de Blancs, Charles Krug Chenin Blanc, Mouton-Cadet, Weibel Green Hungarian, Blue Nun, Soave Bolla and Valpolicella and, for house wine, Inglenook Chablis. But it was at the Hungry Tiger that I discovered a much finer wine list, and Karen and I often ordered the Callaway Chenin…

    Ron Washam/ HoseMaster of Wine™in Cabernet Sauvignon- 1 readers -