Tag Archives: Umbria

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: 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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Wine & Food Buddies: White Truffles + the Wines of Piedmont

Pictured above, the Italian culinary equivalent of an edible diamond:  the white truffle (this handful here is worth 300 Euros!). Truffle season and its many festivals and feasts are upon us (it’s November).  Truffles are found throughout central and northern … Continue reading

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Wine & Mother’s Day in Umbria!

The Lungarotti MUVIT Museum of Wine in Torgiano, Umbria is celebrating Mother’s Day (this year on May 12th) by offering something special for visiting mothers and their kids!  Moms will receive complimentary “wine therapy” kits, free guided tours, a free … 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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Tasty Note: L’Orma Montefalco Sagrantino

Sagrantino is a hearty black grape that comes from the region of Umbria.  It tends to make deeply colored, full-bodied, tannic reds with black fruit flavors.  This particular bottle is no exception to that! This bottle’s important details: The Wine: … Continue reading

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