Category Archives: Approfondimenti

MAKING A CASE FOR THE MARCHE: IS VERDICCHIO ITALY’S GREATEST NATIVE WHITE GRAPE VARIETY?

  The Marche, tucked behind the knee of the Italian boot, is enviably graced with a sweep of Adriatic coastline and a sheltering ridge of inland peaks. East-west river valleys channel cool sea air over plains and up into rolling Apennine foothills. Altitude, exposition and soil type angle and shift [...]
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WHY SOMMS ARE SO SWEET ON BITTER ITALIAN LIQUEUR

In the hospitality industry, amaro is cool. It’s the shot that a friend insists on sending to the chef after a particularly special birthday meal. When an industry person comes in to dine at a restaurant, what does the team send them as a parting gift? Mini bottles of Fernet [...]
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Beyond Prosecco: Sip on these forgotten sparkling wines from Italy

Move over, Prosecco. There’s a new bubble in town. Actually several, since somms and wine geeks are getting increasingly excited about less-familiar sparkling wines from Italy, a range that offers novelty, terrific pairing possibilities and high-quality flavour profiles thanks to artisanal production methods. The two buzziest imports are almost certainly [...]
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