Category: Articles

Raising the Bardolino: Three New Subzones for Bardolino Rosso

New rules for Bardolino DOC in April 2021 have introduced, among other innovations, three subzones for red Bardolino that will define a premier level of wines with longer aging and stricter requirements.

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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Proposes New “Pieve” Category

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG is moving ahead with a proposal to establish a new “Pieve” tier above Riserva, tied to 12 subareas based on medieval parish boundaries.

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Didn’t there used to be a course for the Italian Wine Professional exam?

Yes . . . and there still is, but there is a new way to explore your passion for Italian wine with Italian Wine Central—with or without the IWP exam.

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Rosy Future for Prosecco

It’s common for a sparkling wine region to make both white and rosé versions, but the world’s favorite, Prosecco, has only been white—until now.

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How the Italian Wine Professional Certification Will Complement Your Other Wine Studies

Should I pursue the IWP credential if I already have other wine certifications? We asked our students, and they think so.

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DOCG #76: Terre Alfieri

The most recent Italian wine region to achieve lofty DOCG status, in October 2020, is Terre Alfieri in Piemonte, a doppelgänger of Roero not far from Barolo.

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Regional Roundup: Piedmont, Part 1 — Cuneo Province

Get an overview of the province of Cuneo in Piedmont, home to some of Italy’s most famous vineyards, denominations, and wineries.

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My Vinitaly Kaleidoscope

In a year without a Vinitaly—Italy’s huge, lavish annual wine trade fair—Geralyn Brostrom looks back on her 14 previous years at Vinitaly in this short ebook.

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Italy and the EU Faced Off Over the DOCG, and the EU Blinked, Twice

European Union wine laws made no room for Italy’s DOCG quality level, but that hasn’t stopped the Italians from promoting its DOCGs and even making new ones.

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