Tag Archives: Italy

A Virtual Trip to Italy

You have to watch these.   We fell head over heels for this series of gorgeous videos made by the professional, education-focused organization the Guild of Sommeliers and the team who directed last year’s incredible SOMM documentary.    The three … Continue reading

Women Winemakers We Love: Elisabetta Foradori

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and as a general nod to our own unique roots, background and inspiration, we’re featuring a number of our favorite female winemakers over the next month. These are women from around the … Continue reading

Grape Files: Aglianico

Color: Red   Grown in: Campania, Basilicata (Italy)   Profile: This early-budding and late-ripening grape needs a nice long growing season to build up its deep flavors and flesh out its high-acid and high-tannin structure. Wines made from Aglianico are … Continue reading

Grape Files: Carmenère

Color: Red   Grown in: Chile; Veneto, Trentino, Friuli (Italy); Bordeaux (France)   Profile: Once one of the grapes of Bordeaux, Carmenère is now virtually extinct in France. However, it’s made a great new name for itself halfway around the … Continue reading

Grape Files: Barbera

Color: Red   Grown in: Piedmont (Italy); occasionally California   Profile: High in acid and low in tannins, this translates to a very food-friendly wine, especially with higher acid tomato-based Italian dishes. The color is a deep and vibrant red, … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Barolo

Where: Barolo DOCG (the most specific, high-quality designation given to Italian wine), Piedmont, northwest Italy. Made in the townships of La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Barolo, Serralunga d’Alba and Monferrato d’Alba.   What: Red wine made exclusively from the Nebbiolo grape … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Mascarello, Giuseppe e Figlio

Who: Mascarello, Giuseppe e Figlio   What: Living Legend of Barolo   Where: Castiglione Falletto, Barolo (Piedmont, Italy)   Why: Because present-day proprietor Mauro (who fell in line at the estate after his father Giuseppe II, who succeeded his father … Continue reading