Category Archives: Italian Wine Regions

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 Regions: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

This northern region snuggled up closely with Slovenia has a long history (evidence suggests 20,000 years of human occupation) and with it a very interesting viticultural one too.  The Friuli territory has been on the wine map for quite some … Continue reading

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W(h)ine & Sign: Save Lugana!

Italian wine and Italian landscape lovers alike are working together to prevent the potential destruction of the beautiful region of Lugana, near the border of the Veneto and Lombardia regions. Lugana DOC is home to about 1,005 hectares of vines … Continue reading

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Italian Wine Regions: Sicily

Sicily, where Ulysses once ran into a rather unfriendly cyclops, has had a long romance with the grapevine.  In fact in the famous epic The Odyssey, Ulysses manages to escape becoming the Cyclops’ dinner in part from the help of … 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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Lazio Wines Cheat Sheet

Visitors to the Rome’s home region of Lazio will be glad to know that the wine flows ceaselessly, like so much water through the historic fountains of the city! Whats more, it’s been decorating and staining our tables since even … Continue reading

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There’s Something About Montalcino: The Micro-Terroir Debate

To subdivide or not to subdivide…that is the question! Wine-o’s who love a serious red wine probably already know about Tuscany’s precious red gem of Brunello di Montalcino.  But what do you know about the region’s micro-terroirs?  These seemingly small … Continue reading

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