Category: Articles

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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Report from Vinitaly 2017

The 51st annual Vinitaly trade fair, an unparalleled showcase for Italian wine, took place in Verona, April 9–12, 2017. The scale of this event is mind-boggling for first timers.

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Trends in Italian Wine Law in 2016

For years, the main trend in Italian denominations has been to go smaller. It seems that in 2016, the opposite has become popular: creating larger denominations out of smaller areas.

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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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