Italy's Native Grape Varieties
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Italy’s Native Grape Varieties: Strength in Diversity

Italy's native grape varieties are its wine idustry's greatest strength. They are an important part of the cultural fabric, a fantastic point of differentiation against the monotony of international grapes, and a formidable tool in the fight against climate…

Why are some wines aged in oak

Why are Some Wines Aged in Oak? Short Video.

Why are some wines aged in oak barrels? Wine ageing in oak can benefit certain wine styles; integrating flavours, softening tannins, and adding complexity. What is an oaked wine? How is wine aged? What is the difference between French…

Vinho Verde Wines
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Vinho Verde Wines… The Serious Side

Vinho Verde wines. The ultimate in light, bright, easy-drinking whites. Low in alcohol, refreshing, subtly sparkling, and with just a touch of fruity sweetness on the finish. An affordable option in a sea of increasingly expensive wine choices. This…

Gulfi Nero d'Avola
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Gulfi Nero d’Avola: A Grand Cru Tasting

I have long been an enthusiast of Gulfi Nero d'Avola wines. Despite the arid summer heat of their vineyards in Sicily's southeast, Gulfi manages to coax freshness and finesse from the region's powerful red grape. I recently had the…

Rosé wine glasses, Vins de Provence
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It’s Time for Serious Rosé Wine…

Elizabeth Gabay MW is one of the world’s foremost experts on rosé wines. She is the author of two major reference guides, Rosé: Understanding the Pink Wine Revolution and Rosés of Southern France. I recently had the pleasure of…