If you love wine, you’ve definitely had dreams of a wine-fueled trip to Italy. And there’s no denying that Tuscany is made of the stuff of dreams. The region’s rustic cuisine of delicious meats, cheeses,and pastas, paired with its delicious wine, makes it a go-to destination and, as a result, it’s correspondingly thronged.
Welcome to Barolo, home to white truffles, rich pasta sauces, and most importantly, some of Italy’s greatest wines. Barolo, one of the most significant wine appellations in the world, is considered the king of Nebbiolo based wines, abundant in flavor and complexity. Here is your official breakdown to Barolo, Italy: This article is brought to […]
The mastering of food and wine pairing is not based on science alone; it requires a creative mentality, sensitive palate, and broad understanding of the complex tastes that both food and wine can offer, especially when their forces are combined. Not sure where to begin? When in doubt, regional pairings are a safe place to […]
Whether you’re an outdoor adventurer, self-proclaimed beach bum, or hardcore foodie, Cinque Terre is definitely for you. Meaning “Five Lands,” Cinque Terre is a rugged, colorful string of seaside villages that runs along the Italian Riviera. The five villages, coast, and hills comprise the Cinque Terre National Park, which is a recognized UNESCO site. Surrounded […]
Annacarla Berta’s first taste of grappa came right around the time that most of us would be learning to form full sentences. While spending time with her father Gianfranco in their family’s Piedmontese distillery, the then-three-year-old stuck her finger in a recently distilled batch of grappa upon her father’s insistence. Her first impression? “I don’t […]
They say Jesus turned water into wine, but a group of Catholic monks in Italy are turning water into beer. Before you get ahead of yourself, these monks aren’t creating beer through miracles (other than the miracle of brewing). They are, however, making a Belgian Blonde Ale and a Belgian Dark Ale with a back […]
Venice has always been a region with vineyards. In fact, grapes have been grown on the various islands in the lagoon for the past 2,500 years. But, alas, in recent years grape cultivation has dwindled, resulting in the loss and almost extinction of a grape once so prized that wealthy Venetians placed it on their […]
Secret drinking clubs are weird, mostly just by virtue of being secret drinking clubs. Think about it. There’s no way you’re walking into a secret drinking club without a special password, quite possibly in compliance with a bizarre dress code that includes a mask.
The wine, a blend of Vermentino and Ansonica, two native Mediterranean grapes, was a beautiful golden straw in color. There were subtle aromas of crisp apple, acacia and honeysuckle, with hints of pineapple on the nose. The palate had a slight weight to it with well-integrated acidity balanced by clean salinity. There was a kiss […]