Category: Articles

First Estimates of 2020 Vintage Production

There had been speculation that 2020 would see disastrously low wine volumes, but initial estimates from the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) say different.

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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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April into May Events and Remembrances

Several significant national holidays and events are marked in Italy in April and May. Here are three.

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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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Regional Roundup: Basilicata and Calabria

Here’s an introduction to two rarely visited but fascinating Italian regions—Basilicata and Calabria—and some wines and attractions of note.

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Holiday Gift Ideas from Southern Italy

Wine gift suggestions for Christmas and other end-of-year festivities from Southern Italy and the Islands

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Holiday Wine Gift Ideas from Central Italy

Wine gift suggestions for Christmas and other end-of-year festivities from Tuscany and elsewhere in Central Italy

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