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National Malbec Day

French or Argentine? When you think malbec, what country comes to mind first? Is it the malbec made popular by the Argentinians where (almost) every winery in the country has one, and it’s found everywhere on restaurant wine lists? Or, do … Continue reading

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Geeky Grape Girl (G3) – Part 1

What does one do when Writer’s Block hits really hard and swift? In my case, it’s have-a- little-quiz-about-Italian-wine-grapes-to-fill-the-time post! I’ve started the fast and furious studies on Italian wine grapes in anticipation of my return to Verona in April to … Continue reading

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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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Thirsty Thirty-Something Thursday #28 – Hmm…Italy again!

Time for another edition of Thirsty! And I know it’s Friday, but why not change it up? 🙂 One would think that it is not difficult to find wines between $30 and $40, but sometimes it really is! And at … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thirty-Something Thursday #13- Marche

Of all the the autochothonous grapes out there, Lacrima certainly seems to be one that is more native than others. This grape has held much fascination for myself and for those in my tasting group. There was complete silence in … Continue reading

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