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Dan Berger’s On Wine: Understanding Italian wine

The term erzeugerabfüllung on a German wine label means “estate bottled.” On a Spanish red wine label, the word reserva means the wine, by law, had to spend three years at the winery aging, at least one of those years in oak barrels. On a label from a winery in France’s Alsace, vendange tardive refers to [...]
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The Vermouth Boom as Told By Three Iconic Brands

fter decades of decline, vermouth seemed stuck with a reputation as a drink for grandparents, or as a component in cocktails like the Manhattan or the Martini. Then, starting right around the turn of the millennium, old companies began reviving ancient recipes and pioneering brands sprung up around the world, causing a swell [...]
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Why Brunello di Montalcino Is The Wine To Collect In 2018

Brunello di Montalcino might be having a moment says Rocco Lombardo, president of the highly-regarded wine importer Wilson Daniels. The company imports some of the world’s most prestigious wines, (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Biondi-Santi to name a few), and Lombardo, who is just 30 months into the job, will steer the [...]
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Puglia Is Italy’s New Wine and Food Hub

The undulating landscape of Italy’s southeastern terrain—the proverbial heel of the boot—has long been overlooked by the armies of tourists that make their seasonal invasions of Campania, Tuscany, Piedmont, and the Veneto. Yet this neglect may have been a boon for the people of this predominantly agricultural region who for millennia received an [...]
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Challenges facing Italy wine exports after record high level

The taste for wine in the Russian market had an Italian accent in 2017, helping to propel Italy’s wine exports to the ever highest levels ever and 7 percent higher than in the previous year. Italian wine sector analysts told Xinhua that the country must work harder to coordinate and [...]
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