Author Archives: Aubrie Talarico

New website on the horizon…

Dear Thirsty Explorers of the internet, Veni Vidi Vino Italy has been a wonderfully fun project over the years, as I lived and worked in Italy and as I progressed through my wine studies with the WSET.  I hope that … Continue reading

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The Italian Connection: Beaujolais Crus & Ancient Rome

The end of November is here and with it our tables are being adorned with French Beaujolais.  This ritualistic gulping down of Beaujolais is for good reason – not only is the freshly harvested and vinified Nouveau released on the … Continue reading

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Tasty Note: Cascina Roccalini Barbaresco 2010

The Wine: Cascina Roccalini – Barbaresco Vintage (=year): 2010 Producer: Roccalini Classified: DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) I Paid: ~$46 Grape: 100% Nebbiolo Region/Location: Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy A.B.V (Alcohol by Volume): 14.5% Aged: 20 months in large format … Continue reading

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Italian Wine Regions: Abruzzo

Abruzzo [say it: ah-BRUT-zo], on the east coast of central Italy, is a region full of color:  the deep blue of the Adriatic sea, the grey of the mountains and castles from centuries past, greens of the national parks, and … Continue reading

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Italian Wine & Halloween Candy Pairing!

Halloween and candy isn’t just for kids.  Why not spice up your candy with some Italian vino?  Below are some pairings that are sure to satisfy (and hopefully not spook) your candy and wine cravings!   Skittles: Moscato d’Asti (e.g. … Continue reading

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Franciacorta’s Renaissance: Acari + Danesi & SoloUva

Franciacorta, a celebrated sparkling wine/region of Lombardia, has recently been given a chance to make a radical shift.  But unlike scenarios where a revamp or major production change comes about due to quality problems or a slump in market interest, … Continue reading

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A Grape By Any Other Name: Trebbiano & Ugni Blanc

*A Grape By Any Other Name posts are about exploring different grape varieties known by other names or nicknames, both inside and outside of Italy. Trebbiano:  Ci sono tantissimi Trebbiani.  There are tons of “Trebbiano” out there.  To those unversed … Continue reading

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