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  • #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,  campania,  Greece,  Piedmont,  travel

    The Quintessential Mediterranean Aperitivo

    Some call it an Aperitif. Others refer to it as an Aperitivo. An aperitif or aperitivo is an alcoholic beverage, typically served before a meal, with the purpose of stimulating the appetite. It is often enjoyed as a pre-dinner drink to awaken the taste buds, cleanse the palate and prepare the stomach for the meal to come.  Aperitifs are a significant part of many cultures, especially in European countries like Italy, France, Spain and Greece, where the ritual of enjoying an aperitif before a meal is deeply ingrained in the social and culinary traditions. They serve as a delightful way to relax, socialize, and set the mood for a pleasant…

  • #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,  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…

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