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Wine Ink: Prosecco puts spark in sparkling wines

One of the wine world’s success stories in 2016 was the boom in Prosecco. The Northern Italian bubbles rose to reach all time records on the back of a 2015 harvest, which produced in excess of 400 million bottles. The United Kingdom has proven to be particularly passionate about Prosecco [...]
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Pasta lovers are healthier and eat less fat, study says

Italian actress Sophia Loren once said of her svelte figure, “Everything you see I owe to spaghetti,” and if it’s good enough for her, it’s good enough for us. Luckily, pasta lovers also have science on their side now too. According to a new study presented at The Obesity Society’s annual meeting [...]
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The 2012 Brunello Vintage is a Return to Finesse

If you love elegant, age-worthy Sangiovese, then stock your wine cellar with 2012 Brunello di Montalcino. Defying the intense heat of the growing season, many 2012 Brunellos have the vibrancy usually found in cooler vintages. They boast juicy red berry, noble tannins and impeccable balance that will allow them to [...]
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10 Pastas Most Americans Have Never Heard Of

“Life is a mixture of pasta and magic”, said Italy’s most revered film director Federico Fellini, known the world over for his film La Dolce Vita (meaning, the “sweet life”) Those who love Italy, also pine for the aesthetic pleasures of la dolce vita, including fast cars, fashion and pasta. But in America, [...]
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Prosecco Superiore perfect for Chinese festivities

IN last week’s column I suggested red Burgundies for Christmas, but the holiday season in China is much more expansive in terms of occasions and length of time. In Shanghai, festivities start well before Christmas and extend through the Chinese New Year and encompass a myriad of meals, parties and [...]
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