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    Unveiling the Treasures of Bolgheri with Podere Sapaio

    Bolgheri, a central Italian village and hamlet of Castagneto Carducci, located in the province of Livorno, Tuscany, is known for producing some of Italy’s finest and most prestigious wines. The Bolgheri region’s unique terroir, which includes a combination of favorable climate, soil, and proximity to the Tyrrhenian Sea, contributes to the production of these exceptional wines. The Bolgheri area gained international recognition for its high-quality wines, specifically, their Super Tuscan wines, which are a blend of traditional Italian grape varieties, such as Sangiovese, with international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and/or Syrah.The region’s wines are often marked by their rich flavors, deep complexity, and ability to age gracefully.…

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    A ‘Slow’ Wining Hour with Asolo Prosecco

    Slow Wine is a movement that focuses specifically on wine production and consumption, advocating for a more thoughtful and sustainable approach to winemaking and wine appreciation. Each year, a Slow Wine Guide is published, highlighting wineries and regions that are in harmony with the philosophy. Slow Wine incorporates certain components, including an emphasis on quality, sustainability, local and artisanal production, transparency, wine education and collaboration. Asolo Prosecco, for example, is one region that truly embodies the Slow Wine Movement. Asolo Asolo, appropriately known as the Pearl of Treviso, is a picturesque town located in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy. Asolo is also home to the elegant Asolo Prosecco wine appellation.…

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    #Asolo Prosecco: Taste the Difference 

    Asolo is a small town located in the Veneto region of Italy, about 50 kilometers northwest of Venice. Said to be the “Pearl of the Province of Treviso” and the “City of a Hundred Horizons” due to its stunning, panoramic views of the Venetian plain, the Dolomites, and the Alps.  In fact, Asolo is known to be one of the most pristine and attractive towns in all of Italy, and recognized for its beautiful medieval architecture, stunning views of the surrounding hills and valleys, and rich cultural heritage. There is no wonder why Asolo became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2020. The town’s historical center is dominated by the…

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    Slow Wine: A Journey Through Artisanal Craftsmanship

    Slow Wine refers to a coalition that strives to emphasize quality over quantity and to promote sustainable and organic practices in winemaking. Slow Wine is a celebration of artisanal craftsmanship, encouraging consumers to savor and appreciate wine as more than just an alcoholic beverage, but as a reflection of culture, terroir, and tradition.  Central to the ethos of the Slow Wine Coalition is the concept of terroir, or the unique combination of soil, climate, and geography that imbues each wine with its distinctive character. By honoring and respecting the terroir, winemakers produce wines that speak eloquently of their origin, enabling exploration of the nuances of different regions and grape varieties.…

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    Wining Hour Feature: I Veroni Chianti Rùfina

    Chianti, in Tuscany, Italy, is one of the most famous wine regions in the world. Most people are familiar with the rolling hills of Tuscany and the wine that historically came in a fiasco, the classic straw baskets that encased the wine to protect the thin glass bottles during shipping and to help them stand upright. This month, my “Wining Hour” features two elegant wines from Cantina I Veroni in Chianti Rùfina.  The Territory: Chianti Rùfina The Chianti region spans across the Tuscan provinces of Arezzo, Florence, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.  The Chianti Classico Consorzio has recently adopted 11 new sub zones or UGAs: Castellina, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Gaiole, Greve,…

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