Category Archives: Tasting

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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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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White Rioja: Taste & See What You’re Missing #WorldWineTravel

White Rioja. It’s like White Bordeaux or White Burgundy. I mean, we all know straight up what Rioja, Bordeaux or Burgundy is but ask for white, and the average joe might go…huh?  Burgundy not so much, but when someone comes … Continue reading

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Rosato d’Aglianco Vulture: More than Just a Red Wine #ItalianFWT

This month for #ItalianFWT, we round up rosati! How appropriate given that summer is the height of drinking pink. Although it’s peak time for any rose, they can certainly be drunk all year long, as I do! A huge thanks … Continue reading

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