Tag Archives: Veneto

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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What Wine Pairs with Slayer and Vivaldi? Pairing Music & Wine

The relationship between food and wine and the benefits of pairing them correctly is a well versed topic.  Food and wine are meant to compliment each other, work together, each making the other more enjoyable.  But have you ever thought … 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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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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A Grape by Any Other Name: Pinot Bianco & Pinot 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. Pinot Bianco (say it “Pea-noe Bee-ank-oh”), a white mutation of the famed black grape Pinot … 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 Bubbly Part 1: Intro to Italian Sparkling Wines

While many people might immediately think of Champagne when you think of popping the cork off a bottle at any celebration (much like you think of the specific brand Kleenex when you need a tissue), there are fortunately tons of … Continue reading

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