Montepulciano

Where Do Restaurant Insiders Turn for Inspiration? Italian Wines. Here’s Why.

Where Do Restaurant Insiders Turn for Inspiration? Italian Wines. Here’s Why.

Italy, the birthplace of pizza, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance, is exalted for its numerous cultural and historical achievements. Its winemaking heritage spans centuries of traditions, beginning with the Etruscans and Romans, and continuing to this day. Whether it’s a crisp Bianco (white) or a rich Rosso (red), wine is as much a part […]

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The Definitive Guide to Pairing Italian Wine with Classic Italian Fare

The Definitive Guide to Pairing Italian Wine with Classic Italian Fare

Pairing food with wine can be daunting. On the one hand, there’s science. Those who take that route will pore over acid matches and all that. But in the simplest terms, the best way to pair foods and wines is to remember one helpful rhyme: what grows together goes together. Translation? Eat foods grown and […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Montepulciano From Abruzzo, Italy

An Illustrated Guide to Montepulciano From Abruzzo, Italy

Not to be confused with Tuscany’s Montepulciano region, the Montepulciano grape finds its home in warm central and southern Italy, most famously from the region of Abruzzo. Its wines tend to have plenty of color and body, with ripe fruit and earth, offering great ability to pair with a range of foods or sip solo. […]

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Get Acquainted With 4 Rosés From 4 Different Countries

Get Acquainted With 4 Rosés From 4 Different Countries

Rosé, the official wine of summer. This delicious beverage has gotten more and more popular as the years have gone by, with wine shops and restaurants touting the pink juice as soon as the air starts to turn warm and the days become long. Unfortunately, with all our touting of rosé, we actually do the […]

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