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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Locanda Margon: A Mountain Hideaway for the Best Italian (Sparkling) Wine and Food

Italian food and sparkling wine find an ideal intersection in Trentino....

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Sluggish Growth: Snail Farming Is a Fast Growing Business

As it turns out, snails aren’t just for Chablis anymore....

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