Tag Archives: White Wine

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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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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Italian Wine Regions: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

This northern region snuggled up closely with Slovenia has a long history (evidence suggests 20,000 years of human occupation) and with it a very interesting viticultural one too.  The Friuli territory has been on the wine map for quite some … Continue reading

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FAQ: Where does the “Grigio” come from in Pinot Grigio?

FAQ: Doesn’t “grigio” mean “grey”?  Aren’t Pinot Grigio wines white…?  Where does the name come from? Short Answer: Pinot Grigio, is technically a “grey” grape!  Its wines range in style from pale lemon to deep gold to orange. Longer Answer:  … 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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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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Intro to Falanghina (White)

Meet Falanghina (say it: Fall-an-GHEE-nuh), one of the oldest white grape varieties in Italy!  It’s believed that Greek settlers brought this variety with them to the Campi Flegrei area (near modern-day Naples)  as far back as the 7th century BCE.  … Continue reading

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