• #wine #winetasting,  Apulia,  Puglia,  Rosé

    Peering Into the Pink Wines of Puglia

    Rosé all day. While this phrase is catchy, it really is the sentiment shared by many. Although the pink wines known as rosé are very popular these days, rosé is one of the oldest types of wine made. Rosé wines are produced from a wide variety of grapes and can be found in just about every region of the world…including Italy. While there are a few regions noted for rosé, Puglia is one of Italy’s major producers of rosé.  In fact, Puglia serves as a benchmark for Italian rosato or rosé. Rosé wine production was originally referred to in the 19th century as lacrimas, or delicate, fragrant tears of juice.…

  • Apulia,  Puglia,  Rosé

    It’s Primavera, Perfect for Tramari Rosé of Primitivo

    Primitivo can be Crisp and Refreshing too! Primavera, or spring, in Italian, is so much more than the end of the winter season.  Primavera or spring signals life, rebirth, renewal and rejuvenation.  Spring is a time for longer sunlight hours and warmer weather. Animals come out of hibernation and nature follows suit by growing and flourishing. Flora and fauna emerge everywhere. While flowers are growing and birds are singing, winelovers are thinking about wines to reinvigorate their palate.  I found just the thing-Tramari Rosé of Primitivo. Tramari Rosé of Primitivo is produced by Cantine San Marzano of Puglia. San Marzano is a village located in the Primitivo di Manduria DOC…

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    Holiday Wine Review: Estandon Côtes de Provence Rosé

    Drink this Rosé for the Holidays…or anytime! The holidays are a time to enjoy family, friends, good food and good wine.  It is always nice to bring a crowd-pleasing wine to a party or provide the ideal wine and food pairing when you host.  So, what do you bring?  Red? White? Bubbly?  How about a rosé? Despite the fact that rosé is believed to be the quintessential summer drink, it also makes for a good sip throughout the year and during the holidays.  Estandon Côtes de Provence Rosé is one worthy of consideration. The Cotes De Provence region, located in Southeast France, is home to huge wine-growing region. There are…

  • #Tuscany,  Rosé

    There’s Rosé Under the Tuscan Sun Too!

    Rosé from the Rolling Hills of Tuscany With so much to eat, drink, see and do and such rich history, where does one begin when writing about Tuscany?! Tuscany a marvelous region in central Italy that borders Liguria to the northwest, Emilia-Romagna to the north and east, Umbria to the east and Lazio to the southeast.  It stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea and consists of the provinces of Arezzo, Florence (the capital), Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.  Tuscany, specifically Florence, is known as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and the home of many influential figures in terms of banking and finance (think The…

  • #ItalianFWT,  Rosé

    #ItalianFWT Raises a Glass to Italian Rosato-Check out a Preview!

    Italian Food, Wine and Travel Weighs in on Rosé  Our Italian Food, Wine and Travel blogging group (#ItalianFWT on Twitter) has been writing about all of the different regions in Italy and what they have to offer in terms of food, wine, travel, culture and more.  We have discovered many tasty bottles of vino, cooked up new, mouth-watering recipes to accompany our vino and uncovered lots of hidden gems and exciting places to travel in Italy.  This month, we are excited to take a closer look at the blush colored wine we know as Rosé, and Italians know as Rosato. What is rosé and how is it made? There are…

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