• #wine #winetasting,  Trentino,  Trentino-Alto Adige

    Trento DOC: The Sparkling Elegance of the Italian Alps

    Trento DOC is a prestigious Italian sparkling wine that beautifully captures the essence of the Trentino region in the Italian Alps. With a long-standing tradition of winemaking dating back to the early 20th century, Trento DOC has gained recognition as one of Italy’s finest sparkling wines. I recently attended a seminar by the Trento DOC Consortium, which provided some insight into the history, terroir, production process, and unique characteristics of Trento DOC, showcasing why it has become a symbol of elegance and quality. History The story of Trento DOC begins in the early 1900s with Giulio Ferrari, a visionary winemaker, who brought his newly acquired knowledge of sparkling wines from…

  • #wine #winetasting,  Veneto,  Venezia

    Corvina Manifesto: Honoring the Historical Grape of Verona

    Have you ever ordered a glass of Chiaretto di Bardolino…or, perhaps a just a glass of Bardolino? Are you familiar with wines of Bardolino? What is your experience with wines from this area? These are two wines made from the grape known as Corvina. Corvina is not a new discovery, and certainly has a story to be told. In fact, Corvina has a long-standing history and tradition in Verona, Italy. Let’s delve into the Corvina grape, the region of production and the wines. Corvina Corvina is an Italian red wine grape.  It has small berries with a thick skin.  Corvina, sometimes referred to as Corvina Veronese or Cruina, is late-ripening…

  • #Toscana,  #Tuscany,  #wine #winetasting,  #WiningHour Feature,  #wininghourchat,  Abruzzo,  campania,  Emilia Romagna,  events,  food and wine,  Friuli Venezia Giulia,  Italiano,  Lazio,  Piedmont,  Rome,  Rosé,  Sicilia,  Sicily,  Trentino,  Umbria

    Wining and Dining with Bacchus

    Recently, I had the honor of joining The Italian Trade & Investment Agency (ITA), as they hosted Dining with Bacchus. Bacchus is the God of Wine & Pleasure, and this event did not fall short in living up to that name! Dining with Bacchus was a sensational Italian wine & food tasting dinner designed to educate key industry players on Italian wines and their adaptability to various culinary pairings. This event was in conjunction with the recent celebration of World Week of Italian Cuisine (Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel Mondo). The Italian Trade Agency is the Governmental agency that supports the business development of Italian companies abroad and promotes the…

  • #wine #winetasting,  Veneto,  Venezia

    Discovering Bardolino Cru Wines: La Rocca, Montebaldo and Sommacampagna

    On a recent trip to Bardolino, in Verona Italy, I was able to explore the region and culture, taste the latest vintages and learn about the new guidelines and procedures for wines produced in the region. Bardolino refers both to the scenic village overlooking Lake Garda and to the wines of the region. Bardolino has a temperate climate and very conducive soils. Wine production in Bardolino dates back to the Roman times for the rose and to the Middle Ages for the red wines, and the region has been producing high quality wines ever since. The wines in this region, made from the Corvina grape, include Chiaretto and  Bardolino (whose…

  • #wine #winetasting,  campania,  Grape Varietals

    Apassionato di Asprinio Presso L’Agricola Vinicola Cavasete

    The word for today is Asprinio. In Italian, asprinio, refers to something tart or sour. In this case, we are referring to the so-called Italian grape in the south of Italy. I have not had much experience with Asprinio, as it is not widely available in the US…(yet). Nevertheless, I had the pleasure of becoming more acquainted with this grape, and several others, rooted in Southern Italy, while serving as a wine judge for Radici del Sud in Puglia. Radici del Sud, or Roots of the South, has been operating since 2005 to make the food, wine and viticulture in southern Italy more visible in the regions of Puglia, Basilicata,…

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