Tag Archives: Sangiovese

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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A Grape By Any Other Name: the many names of Sangiovese

*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. Sangiovese is ranked among one of the world’s NOBLE grape varieties, making it right up … 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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What’s That Mean? Understanding Italian Wine Labels

There’s a lot of info on those labels, and being in Italian certainly doesn’t make it look less mysterious to non-Italian speakers…  However the good news is that with respect to world wine labels, Italian labels are relatively easy to … Continue reading

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Out With the Old, In With the Novello!

In case you haven’t heard, it’s Novello season! What is Novello? Novello is an extremely young wine, a sort of younger brother to the better known and more extensively produced French Beaujolais nouveau.  Though Beaujolais nouveau (and its non “new” … Continue reading

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Italian Wine Quiz: #1

Ready to test your knowledge of the Italian grape sauce? Or are you just looking for a fun way to put off working? Either way, take this Italian wine quiz! Answers are at the end. 1. Chianti is made from: … Continue reading

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