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How the Perfect Soil Made Your Favorite Italian Wine (INFOGRAPHIC)

How the Perfect Soil Made Your Favorite Italian Wine (INFOGRAPHIC)

They say behind every great bottle of wine is the perfect grape, but all serious wine lovers know it goes much deeper — all the way down to the growing soil itself. The French call it terroir, a direct reference to territory or province, which can be extended to include climate, local flora and fauna, […]

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This Versatile Italian Red Is Sicily’s Answer to Pinot Noir

This Versatile Italian Red Is Sicily’s Answer to Pinot Noir

Put down the Pinot Noir and step away from the corkscrew. There’s a new light red in town, and — I’m going to say it —it’s better. Nerello Mascalese isn’t some sommelier favorite that’s hard to pronounce and impossible to find outside of hipster wine bars. It’s the people’s grape of Mount Etna, Sicily, and […]

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Four Islands Whose Wines Are Making Waves

Four Islands Whose Wines Are Making Waves

There’s no question that islands are dreamy, picturesque vacation destinations, many of which have likely been flooding your Instagram these past few months. But it may surprise you to learn that islands around the world are also producing some of today’s most exciting wines. While each island wine region has a different climate, terroir, and […]

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