Tag Archives: Piemonte

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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Pelaverga Anyone?

February 2016 was the first time I’d tasted this grape, having no idea what it was, or even how to pronounce it! I was in Vancouver at the Wine Festival, where Italy was a special guest and I was able … Continue reading

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Vancouver Wine Festival

Thirsty Thursday is on break as I am in the beautiful city of Vancouver in British Columbia, to bring you a brief overview of my time here at the Vancouver Wine Festival. The event itself is seriously about a week … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thirty-Something Thursday #6 – Gavi

I’ll try not to inundate these posts with Italian wine, but I gotta tell ya…the geek in me keeps coming out whether it’s a region, grape or cool looking bottle.  This weeks instalment has all three! Not to mention that … Continue reading

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