Emilia Romagna

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    Ronchi di Castelluccio Winery: Reviving the Tradition of Romagna Wines

    Ronchi di Castelluccio Winery, in the scenic hills of Modigliana, the heart of Romagna, stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of Italian winemaking. Founded in the 1970s, Ronchi di Castelluccio was established during a period when Romagna wines were not as widely celebrated. However, thanks to the stewardship of brothers Aldo and Paolo Rametta, the winery saw a significant revival in 2020. Although initially from the Emilia Romagna region, the Rametta brothers lived in the U.S. and Switzerland and brought their international perspective to wine-making. While they work to maintain the winery’s traditional methods, they also infuse innovative practices to enhance quality and sustainability. I was able to…

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    Faenza, Italy: Celebrated for Ceramics, Culture and Cuisine 

    Faenza is a charming, picturesque town located in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, renowned globally for its rich historical heritage, exceptional ceramics and tin-glazed pottery. Nestled between Bologna and Florence, Faenza offers a unique blend of ancient history and artistic tradition. Faenza (known in French as faience) has ancient origins, dating back to the Roman era. It was known as Faventia during Roman times. Faenza flourished during the medieval and Renaissance periods. Its historical importance is evident in the town’s architecture and cultural landmarks.  Speaking about culture, the world-famous Museum of Ceramics or Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche (MIC) stands as a testament to this heritage, housing a vast collection of…

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    Poggio Della Dogana: Pure Romagna on the Palate

    Poggio della Dogana Winery, located in Faenza in the province of Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, combines tradition with innovation to produce exceptional wines that capture the essence of their terroir. The winery was acquired back in 2017 by brothers Aldo and Paola Rametta (who also own Ronchi de Castellucio). Here, their focus is on the most representative varieties of the Romagna territory, specifically Albana and Sangiovese.  Location, location, location. The vineyard’s territory and location play a crucial role in the quality of Poggio della Dogana’s wines. Situated in an area (on the hills between Castrocaro Terme and Brisighella) in between the sea and the mountains, with ideal climatic conditions and soil composition,…

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    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…

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    Living La Dolce Vita with Bell’agio Rosso Dolce

    Bell’agio: A Sparkly Sweet Sensory Treat  Frederico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (Film) Bellagio, Lake Como Lombardia, Italy Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas NV It may not be easy to live la dolce vita, or the sweet life, but it is doable. Bell’agio helps in that regard.  But wait-we are not in the renown Las Vegas hotel.  We are not referring to Fellini’s classic film. We are not even in Lake Como, Italy either. Well…not right now anyway. Yet, Bell’agio is right here to help us live the life.  We’re talking about Bell’agio Rosso Dolce. Bell’agio Rosso Dolce is a semi-sparkling or frizzante red wine.  This vino rosso is made from Salamino and Grasparossa,…

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