Category: Articles

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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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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