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Locations Wines Online Wine Tasting

Last week we participated in an online tasting of the wines from Locations Wines. We were sent Locations E, F and I. Each wine was a blend.

The Proseccos of Conegliano Valdobbiadene

We had the opportunity to discover the Conegliano Valobbiadene Proseccos last week in Washington, DC. A very informative presentation was held at the Capitol Wine School by US Ambassador of Prosecco DOCG Alan Tardi. The main idea of the presentation was, “There’s more than one prosecco.”

Two Cocktails for Fall & Thanksgiving

The Prosecco for each cocktail is Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG.

Pruning Grapevines is a Necessity

This week I received an email about pruning from Lis Neris, a winery in the Friuli region of Italy.

Umbrian Sagrantino

Kathy and I attended an Internet presentation of Umbrian wines. We received six samples from Umbria. Umbria an a region in Italy that borders Toscana. It is not part of Toscana.  The wine samples all included the grape Sagrantino. Sagrantino is not Sangiovese. It is a completely different grape and one of my favorite grapes. […]

The Fizzyology of Lambrusco

One of the sessions at the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference was The Fizzyology of Lambrusco. Bill Whiting, Director of Wine Education for Banfi Vintners presented the wines and talked about the region of Italy. Lambrusco is a slightly sparkling red wine from the Emilia-Romagna area of Italy. Emilia-Romagna is sandwiched between Toscana to the south […]

Try Ficiligno for the July 4th Weekend!

The Ficiligno 2014 is from the DOC Sicilia and produced by Baglio De Pianetto.

My First Franciacorta

Judging cavas and sparkling wines opens access to some sparkling wines that I have not tried. One of these is Franciacorta. This sparkling wine hails from the Brescia Province, Lombardy, Italy. Like cava and champagne, franciacorta is made in the traditional method where the second fermentation takes place in the same bottle as the wine […]

Does Franciacorta Sparkling Wine Rival Champagne?

The Franciacorta area of Italy is said to be home to some sparkling wines that some say may rival champagnes from France.

The Riddle of Ziobaffa – Wine, Surfing and Filmmaking

Ziobaffa Riddle:

What do you have when you combine surfing with wine? An organic wine.


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