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Cooperatives: Not Always a Negative! Introducing Produttori del Barbaresco- #ItalianFWT

Miriam-Webster describes Cooperation as: 1: the actions of someone who is being helpful by doing what is wanted or asked for: common effort. E.g We are asking for your full cooperation. 2: association of persons for common benefit established trade and … Continue reading

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The World of Italian Wine: Where Do I Begin? #Italian FWT

Traditionally, other than pinot grigio, moscato and prosecco, the world of Italian wine is largely misunderstood and honestly, intimidating. Yes, those that follow scores will undoubtedly understand Brunello di Montalcino, Amarone and Barolo, but what about the unsung hero grapes … Continue reading

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Etna and the power of the Contrada

The French had it figured out for centuries. Burgundy was pinot noir. White Burgundy is made with chardonnay, Sancerre with sauvignon blanc, and Vouvray with chenin blanc. Beaujolais is gamay, while Champagne is the classic blend of chardonnay, pinot noir … Continue reading

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The Power of Sagrantino- #ItalianFWT

Talking about native grapes of Italy is probably one of my favourite things to do! For this month’s #ItalianFWT, we travel to Umbria, Italy’s only landlocked region. it doesn’t need water to make it great though! One of the few … Continue reading

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So this is 2019…

Happy New Year! This is a wine blog, but I don’t consider myself a “wine blogger”. I don’t receive “free samples” to write about (mostly because our laws pretty much prohibit that), I have to rely on importers/distributors to bring … Continue reading

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