Category Archives: Holidays

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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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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3 Italian Wines for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us!  The patron saint of Ireland and his feast day are unsurprisingly associated in most people’s minds with Irish heritage, shamrocks, the color green, green-stained rivers, tall glasses of green beer, and well, college kids … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of (Italian Wine) Christmas

It’s the holidays which means gifts, massive amounts of eating, toasting, and merriment.  Take a look at these 12 Italian wines, delicious and just perfect to have with those holiday feasts and important glass-clinking occasions….because who wants Lords a Leaping … Continue reading

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Haunted Vines: Poveglia, Venice

In the spirit of Halloween, I thought I’d take a moment to share with you one particularly spooky spot where grapevines do grow: Poveglia, the ghostly island of Venice. All but abandoned, the island of Poveglia has in recent history … Continue reading

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Sagra dell’Uva: Marino’s Wine Festival

La Sagra dell’Uva, meaning the Festival of the Grape, is an annual event visitors in the Rome area should plan to attend.  In this quaint hilltop town of Marino, the fountains flow with wine on the first Sunday of October…literally!  … Continue reading

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Sippin Wine in Sicily with Ciro Biondi!

(From Left to Right: Giulianna, Stefano, Dusty, and yours truly Aubrie) From the brilliant blue waves of the sea right up to Etna’s blackened slopes, Sicily is a place as rich with landscapes as it is wines, food, and history.  … Continue reading

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