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Exploring Italy’s Native White Grapes: Erbaluce, Bellone, Verdeca – #ItalianFWT

This month for our #ItalianFWT, I threw out the gauntlet for our group to explore as many Italian white wines made with native grapes as possible. I live and work in a market where a plethora of wines are available … Continue reading

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Exploring Italy’s Native White Grapes- An Invitation (#ItalianFWT)

This month on #ItalianFWT, I’m super excited to host this amazing category of wines that often get very little credit. In the past, tasting notes for Italian white included ‘bitter almond’…that’s it. That was the extent of the tasting note! … Continue reading

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When You’ve Lost the Passion…

When I started this blog in 2013, I had big ideas of posting once a week, maybe even twice. I had started on the wine journey, getting ready to do WSET 3 and learning all I could about wine. I … Continue reading

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Hearty Beef Stew & Barbaresco – #ItalianFWT

In the second installment of the “Big B’s” (Brunello in October), this month we explore Barbaresco, the sometimes forgotten nebbiolo of Piemonte. For fans of Barolo (which we will cover next month), Barbaresco may seem a distant second. For me, … Continue reading

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Exploring Verdicchio: One of Italy’s Most Ageable White Grapes- #ItalianFWT

For September’s #ItalianFWT, we’ll be exploring this amazing white grape of the Marche region, one of the most beautiful regions on the Adriatic coast. In our previous episodes, we discovered Trebbiano di Soave from Veneto (Verdicchio this month) and Trebbiano … Continue reading

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