Category Archives: Tasting and Tours

Pignolo Power

There are some powerful grapes in the world: by that I mean tannins that are full and bold and can sometimes have a tendency to rip your face off. Nebbiolo, Sagrantino, Touriga Nacional, just to name a few. And then … Continue reading

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Friuli – More Than Just White Wine

When one thinks of wines from Friuli, white wine is typically the first thing that comes to mind. On my recent trip tip Friuli-Venezie Giulia, I had opportunity to dive into the indigenous red grapes of the region and taste … Continue reading

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Friuli-Venezia Giulia

With my next trip to Italy imminent, and to prep “inquiring minds” for some of the native varieties I’ll get to taste, I thought I would give a brief ‘winey’ overview of the region and the native grapes therein. Despite … Continue reading

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Abruzzo Adventure- Tiberio

During this Abruzzo Adventure, of the nine wineries visited, in a town called Cugnoli, is (another) family owned winery, run by brother and sister team Cristiana and Antonio Tiberio, and one of the only wineries (of the ones visited) with … Continue reading

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Abruzzo Adventure – Emidio Pepe

What a a privilege it was to start our adventure in Abruzzo with a winery that specializes in “natural winemaking”. What does this mean exactly? A family owned and operated estate that uses only their own fruit, no chemical sprays … Continue reading

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