Category Archives: White Wines

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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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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Food & Wine Buddies: Pinot Grigio + Baked Pumpkin Risotto

Just in time for fall, today for lunch we made Baked Pumpkin Risotto–  hit the link for the recipe, and in case you’re wondering where they give you a choice of butternut squash OR pumpkin, we went for pumpkin, making … Continue reading

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Wine FAQ: Why Do Some Wines Give Me Headaches?

“I don’t like white wine, it gives me a headache.”  This is a phrase I often hear when talking with wine-drinkers from all over the world. But, strangely enough, I also frequently hear “I like red wine but it gives … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Buddies: Chicken + Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

Food & Wine Buddies: Chicken + Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi On the Plate: lightly grilled rosemary chicken, rosemary potatoes, and steamed asparagus with a little stain of homemade sweet’n’spicy BBQ sauce. In the Glass: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi … 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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