Category Archives: Grapes: White

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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A Grape by Any Other Name: Pinot Bianco & Pinot 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. Pinot Bianco (say it “Pea-noe Bee-ank-oh”), a white mutation of the famed black grape Pinot … Continue reading

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Italian Wine Regions: Piedmont

PIEDMONT Grapes and wine-making were first introduced to this Northern Italian region by the Greeks, much like the rest of Italy, being cultivated and pressed afterwards by the Romans (whose love for wine was responsible for many advances in wine … Continue reading

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Tasty Note: Sot lis Rivis, Pinot Grigio 2011

Allow me to introduce both my cat, photobomber extraordinaire “Mini Panther”, and this very interesting Pinot Grigio by Ronco del Gelso. Pinot Grigio, identical to the French Pinot Gris (genetically the same though wine styles differ), are by now pretty … Continue reading

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Tasty Note: Orvieto Classico DOC 2012

Orvieto is a picturesque town sitting high up on top of a steeply sloped butte in the region of Umbria.  Orvieto Classico is a DOC designated wine that is produced entirely within this defined “classic” area and solely with grapes … Continue reading

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Intro to Falanghina (White)

Meet Falanghina (say it: Fall-an-GHEE-nuh), one of the oldest white grape varieties in Italy!  It’s believed that Greek settlers brought this variety with them to the Campi Flegrei area (near modern-day Naples)  as far back as the 7th century BCE.  … Continue reading

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