Tag Archives: Vino

Tasty Note: Cascina Roccalini Barbaresco 2010

The Wine: Cascina Roccalini – Barbaresco Vintage (=year): 2010 Producer: Roccalini Classified: DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) I Paid: ~$46 Grape: 100% Nebbiolo Region/Location: Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy A.B.V (Alcohol by Volume): 14.5% Aged: 20 months in large format … Continue reading

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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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Tasty Note: Santa Caterina – Chianti DOCG 2011

The Wine: Santa Caterina – Chianti Vintage (=year): 2011 Producer: Castelvecchio Classified: DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) I Paid: ~$11 Grape: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Region/Location: Chianti – San Casciano Val di Pesa – Firenze (Tuscany) A.B.V (Alcohol … Continue reading

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Autumn Aperitivo – Cocchi Americano Rosa

Need something to take the edge off the work day and stimulate your appetite for the fall?  Look no further than one ruby red bottle: Cocchi Americano Rosa. Cocchi [say it: Co-KEE] is a vino aromatizzato (=a wine that has … Continue reading

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Franciacorta’s Renaissance: Acari + Danesi & SoloUva

Franciacorta, a celebrated sparkling wine/region of Lombardia, has recently been given a chance to make a radical shift.  But unlike scenarios where a revamp or major production change comes about due to quality problems or a slump in market interest, … Continue reading

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Intro to Nebbiolo

Say it: Neh-BEE-ol-Oh  This bold and aristocratic character rules over Piedmont.  But don’t be intimidated, Nebbiolo is a cordial grape! Grape: Nebbiolo.  Though Pliny the Elder spoke highly of a grape in the Piedmont area which matches the description of … Continue reading

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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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