Wine of the Sea

Wine Of The Sea: A Gift From The Adriatic

Recently, I discovered a unique gift for the wine lover who has everything. Gifting someone a bottle from Wine of the Sea is an excellent holiday option. The premise is the wine ages in the sea for six months to a year, depending on the variety. In this case, the wines aged in the Adriatic.

Wines From Campania

Wines From Campania Are Highlighted At Campania Unveiled

Campania Unveiled was the theme of a winetasting and masterclass offered by IACCW, Italy-American Chamber of Commerce West. From the scenic landscapes of Southern Italy, Campania beckons us with its culinary delights and unique winemaking that has been around for centuries. From the exquisite coastlines of Amalfi, Naples, Pompeii, Positano, Salerno, and Sorrento to the

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Exploring Montepulciano d’Abruzzo With Masciarelli

I first discovered Abruzzo and the Pecorino grape in 2021 at the Wine Media Conference. Two years later, I am revisiting Abruzzo with one of the area’s pioneering wineries, Masciarelli. This time my exploration dwells into the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC. Abruzzo Abruzzo is a region in the east-central portion of Italy spanning 60 miles from

Batasiolo cellar © Batasiolo

Taking Barolo To New Heights With Beni di Batasiolo

In Piedmont, the Dogliani family stands for Barolo, and their winery Beni di Batasiolo has produced this variety for three generations in the Lange district. Over the generations, they have acquired over 320 acres of vineyards, including five “Cru” Vineyards within nine estates. Their name signifies the Nebbiolo da Barolo grape. Recently at a luncheon

Spring Wine Herdade Do Rocim Amphora - Alentejo © Cori solomon

Spring Wine: 12 Wines to Savor this Season

Springtime is the perfect time to enjoy all sorts of wine, from whites to reds. Spring is also the time for bud break and the beginning of a new vintage. The weather is ever-changing, so a heavier red still works, whereas, on a nice warm spring day, a refreshing white can be ideal. Join me

Sannio Vineyards

Delve Into Sannio: The Rising Star of Campania

When exploring the wines of Campania, one must venture into the hills north of Naples to the subzone of Sannio Benevento, located in the province of Benevento. This hilly area is still relatively unknown to most. What makes this area unique is its recognition of the Falanghina and Aglianico wines, the two defining grapes of

Sella & Mosca Coastline © Sella & Mosca

Sella & Mosca: The best of Sardinian Wine

The name Sella & Mosca is synonymous with Sardinian Wine. They are the largest producer of wine in Sardinia. Because Spain governed Sardinia for many years, its winemaking and many grape varieties are influenced by Catalans. Sardinia lies between Corsica and Sicily. The island’s conditions with its craggy mountains, rough landscape and the climatic influences

Dogs and Wine Riva Leone Barbaresco

Dogs and Wine: What Dog Represents Riva Leone Barbaresco

Continuing my dogs and wine series after recently enjoying the Mack & Schühle Riva Leone Barbaresco DOCG, I decided this was the perfect wine to represent another dog breed. This Italian wine showcases a Nebbiolo from Piedmont. Behind the Brand Riva Leone was an ambassador for wines of the Langhe region. He represented these wines

Italian Food and Wine

Italian Food And Wine Pairing Adventure

What could be better than an Italian food and wine pairing? Last month a group of LA Wine Writers discovered Italian wines from the Taub Family Wine Selections at Marino Restaurant in Los Angeles. We toured across Italy like Stanley Tucci’s series “Searching for Italy,” where he visits different regions of Italy to discover the

Abruzzo - Pettorano sul Gizio @Chris Cutler

Abruzzo: Getting To Know The Pecorino Grape

One of the highlights of the Wine Media Conference was learning about Abruzzo and the Pecorino grape. Abruzzo is a region in the southern portion of Italy, approximately 80 miles east of Rome. It borders on another wine region, Marche just to the north and the Adriatic Sea on the east. Spanning from the Apennine

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