Veneto

  • #wine #winetasting,  Veneto,  Venezia

    Would you be mine, Valpolicella Ripasso? #FamigliaPasqua 

    Okay, I confess. We all know that Italian wines hold a special place in my heart. However, I also have a thing for both the region and the wines of Valpolicella, which is nestled in the heart of the Veneto region in northern Italy.  Here’s why. Valpolicella is more than its captivating landscape of rolling hills, valleys and gentle slopes, where history, tradition, and natural beauty converge. Valpolicella also refers to the exceptional wines of the region. Speaking of exceptional wines, my heart is leaning towards a certain Valpolicella Ripasso. This February, I want Valpolicella Ripasso not just in my heart, but in my wine glass. For several reasons, I…

  • #Toscana,  #Tuscany,  #wine #winetasting,  Abruzzo,  events,  Lazio,  Mexico,  Rome,  travel,  Veneto,  Venezia

    The Wining Hour Summer Wine Down

    Ok, ok. I know it’s been a while. This summer has been chock-full of events (both personal and business), as well as lots of travel. Basically, my summer has been non-stop! Nevertheless, as summer is winding down, I thought it would be a good time to jump back in and share a few Wining Hour highlights with you.  Events & Happenings Great Wines of the World NYC Tasting James’s Suckling’s (NY) Great Wines of the World is a two-day walk-around tasting that affords the opportunity to literally discover and taste some of the best wines in the world! The event features over 35 of the best wine-growing areas and more…

  • #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…

  • #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,  Friuli Venezia Giulia,  Veneto,  Venezia

    Wining Hour Feature: Friuli Wines of Attems Estate

    Italy produces some remarkable white wines, especially the white wines produced in the northern Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.  In fact, Friuli is considered to be the very birthplace of modern Italian white winemaking.  This month, I am featuring two delightful white wines from Attems Estate in Friuli: Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc.  Friuli Venezia Giulia is Italy’s north-easternmost region.  It borders Austria, Slovenia, Veneto and the Adriatic Sea. The region has diverse climates, as it ranges from warm (due to Adriatic Sea breezes) to mild and Alpine. The terrain is equally diverse, composed of mountains, hills and coastal plains. Naturally then, there is a variety of soils. In…

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