Category: Articles

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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Regional Roundup: Veneto

The locomotive of the Italian wine train is the region of Veneto, home of Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, Soave, and Valpolicella. Here’s a survey of the region’s highlights.

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Regional Roundup: Marche

A spotlight on the Italian region of Marche, best known for white wines made from Verdicchio, but also red wines from Sangiovese or Montepulciano and culinary specialties like olive ascolane

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The Hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Become a World Heritage Site

“Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.” —UNESCO

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Tullum Becomes Italy’s 75th DOCG

Tullum, aka Terre Tollesi, in 2019 became the second DOCG in Abruzzo and the 75th in Italy. It features red wines made from Montepulciano and whites from Passerina and Pecorino.

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Profile: Soave

Soave DOC is Veneto’s most prestigious denomination for still white wine, made primarily from Garganega. This post provides an overview of the denomination.

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Profile: Lugana

Lugana DOC is a small denomination in both Lombardy and Veneto, producing only white wines from the high-quality Turbiana variety. This post provides an overview of Lugana.

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DOC #334: Friuli

There have long been six denominations in Friuli–Venezia Giulia that include the word “Friuli” in their name. Now there is one denomination to rule them all.

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New Rules for Montalcino

Posted November 2, 2015 Brunello & Rosso di Montalcino Tighten Their Regulations Brunello di Montalcino, already among the highest-quality wine denominations in Italy, is updating its disciplinare (the rules governing wine production) to ensure that quality in the production zone remains at a level that will continue to justify its lofty reputation and price. New […]

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