Category Archives: Varietals

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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A Tour of Wines of Lombardia and Toasting to Lugana – #ItalianFWT

This month for #ItalianFWT, we travel to Lombardia, where international and native grapes live in harmony. Nebbiolo (known here as Chiavennasca) is highly underrated, but appellations like Valtellina are becoming more and more known on the Italian wine stage, with … Continue reading

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Making Pinot Grigio Ramato :The Dal Cero Family of Corte Giocobbe

It’s been a while since you’ve seen me. I think I have a good excuse! Mr Joy of Wine and myself decided to put our house up for sale, and after meeting with a realtor on April 6, we set … Continue reading

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