Category Archives: Approfondimenti

The Best Red Wine You Are Probably Forgetting To Drink

Italy abounds with stunning big red wines, from the better grades of Chianti to Barbaresco to collectible Brunello and Barolo. But often overlooked in this impressive mix is one of the nation’s greatest reds, Amarone. What really sets Amarone apart isn’t just that it’s made from much less well-known grape [...]
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It’s Time to Take A Fresh Look at Lambrusco

An oft-maligned Italian wine, many producers are now making distinct, dry and crisp variations of Lambrusco that will fit any wine lover’s taste. BY KERIN O’KEEFE   Photo by Meg Baggott 0 Seeking a dry, crisp and savory wine that pairs with just about any dish on the planet and [...]
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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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