Emilia-Romagna

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Italian Wines, Lambusco | 0 comments

Emilia-Romagna

Ah, Italy. The cul­ture of sub­lime art, mag­nif­i­cent food, and unques­tion­ing romance is arguably unpar­al­leled in the world. When it comes to wine­mak­ing the nation is home to a plethora of vine­yards, most often ele­vated up onto sun-streamed hilltops. Over the next cou­ple blogs we are going to an in-depth look at Cen­tral Italy. In this first blog we will con­cen­trate on Emilia-Romagna, one of the rich­est and most devel­oped regions in Europe. With that in mind, let’s take a look...

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Wines of Italy: Chianti and Pinot Grigio

Posted by on Apr 7, 2012 in Chianti, Wine Store Blog | 0 comments

Wines of Italy: Chianti and Pinot Grigio

If you’ve been read­ing this blog for any period of time (and likely even if you haven’t) you know that there’s a mul­ti­tude of grape vari­eties out there. Did you know that Italy pro­duces upwards of a 1000 dif­fer­ent grape vari­eties? Most of these blends are used to add more com­plex­ity, and if you’re draw­ing from a 4-digit num­ber of grapes, then the com­plex­ity avail­able is going to be legendary. Obvi­ously we can­not cover all of these lovely grapes, but we can focus on some of...

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Italian Wine: Known The World Over

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012 in Italian Wines, Wine Store Blog | 0 comments

Italian Wine: Known The World Over

The wine mak­ing regions of Italy were first estab­lished around 800 years after the birth of Christ, so they have been stomp­ing grapes almost since day one (of the Gre­go­rian cal­en­dar.) The Ital­ians def­i­nitely know what they are doing, but didn’t really start pro­duc­ing wine in large quan­ti­ties until around the 1870’s. Just like a lot of the other regions, they had their chal­lenges. After World War I, Italy strug­gled with a lot of polit­i­cal unrest and that forced hun­dreds of...

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