Italy, Sicily, Etna: Introducing Idda, a New Project by Gaja and Graci

Two of Italian wine’s most important families, the Gaja clan of Barbaresco and the Graci family of Catania, joined forces to create this new wine company....

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Italy, Lazio: A Few New Releases

This is a small group of wines representing three producers from Lazio, the Italian region that proudly accommodates the glorious Eternal City, Rome....

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Italy, Chianti Classico: Introducing San Donato

This article focuses on San Donato, a new name for a collection of smaller villages that have grouped together to showcase a shared identity and character....

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Italy, Marche: A Spotlight on Umani Ronchi

Umani Ronchi is one of the leading wineries in Le Marche. It cultivates 210 hectares of vines across two regions, Le Marche and Abruzzo....

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Italy, Valle d’Aosta: Grapes A-Go-Go

Valle d’Aosta, a semi-autonomous Italian mountain region, is packed with numerous grape varieties that landed there from mysterious origins....

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Italy, Valtellina: Nebbiolo Pheromones

Located in the Italian region of Lombardy, the mountainous area of Valtellina is known for skiing, air-dried bresaola and delicate Nebbiolo-based wines....

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Italy, Trentino: A Mini Report of New Releases

This is a small report with just 31 wines from five Trentino producers, but it showcases a dozen different indigenous and international grape varieties....

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The Decameron: 100 Wines for Quarantine

As Giovanni Boccaccio teaches us in The Decameron, storytelling with a glass of wine, or two, will help us pass the time during this terrible crisis of COVID-2019…...

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Italy, Emilia Romagna: Wines to Pair with Tortellini

Every year in September, I head to Castelfranco Emilia to participate in the Dama del Tortellino festival that celebrates Italy’s ultimate comfort food: tortellini stuffed with three kinds of minced...

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