Category Archives: Varietals

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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Bellone: The Great White Grape of Lazio #ItalianFWT

This month at #ItalianFWT, we turn our focus to Lazio, a region well known for its culture, famous landmarks, and Italy’s capital city: Rome. Frascati also dwells in Lazio with the grapes of Malvasia del Lazio (Puntinata) and Malvasia di … 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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Celebrating the Season with Sparkling Freisa #ItalianFWT

For those of you that know me, you know I’m a bit of wine geek when it comes to Italian grape varieties! The learning never ends, and it’s a bonus when I get to buy native Italian wine varietals then … Continue reading

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I Collazzi and a Big Ol’ Steak #ItalianFWT

Super Tuscans: You love them or you hate them. They are wines that statistically score high, but are they all necessarily good? What does it all even mean? Tuscany is known more for the sangiovese grape, with various amounts of … Continue reading

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