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Food & Wine Buddies: Chicken + Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

Food & Wine Buddies: Chicken + Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi On the Plate: lightly grilled rosemary chicken, rosemary potatoes, and steamed asparagus with a little stain of homemade sweet’n’spicy BBQ sauce. In the Glass: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi … 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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Wine Quotes – Thomas Jefferson

“Good wine, is a daily necessity for me.” Did you know that Thomas Jefferson, founding father and third president of America, was an avid wine connoisseur? During his first term as president he spent $25,000 (or the equivalent of $75,000 … Continue reading

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What’s a “Super Tuscan”?

If I say Tuscany, you will probably think Chianti.  But there’s of course much more than Chianti to be found from Tuscan wines.  The one I’ll focus on here is the so-called Super Tuscan: a nickname for Tuscan wine stars … 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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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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