Unterortl of Alto Adige and Chiavennasca of Valtellina

I've been less active here the past couple of months but it's not because I haven't thinking about, drinking, and writing about wine. Aside from overcoming some family emergencies and crises, I've been working on some other projects. Earlier this month I finished an article about an artisan winery called Unterortl, for the Alto Adige … Continue reading Unterortl of Alto Adige and Chiavennasca of Valtellina

Cesanese, Cerasuolo, Ruche, Chiavennasca…

- Cesanese - When I teach my Italian Wines classes I like to throw in at least one obscure wine that I am sure no one has ever heard of (or better yet, one that I have never heard of, and have to learn myself!).  For my last Southern Italian Wines class, I added a … Continue reading Cesanese, Cerasuolo, Ruche, Chiavennasca…

Vinitaly 2010: Day 1. Come Telepass: tutte le porte sono aperte per ti. (Like Telepass: all gates are open for you.)

Aaahhhh, it was so easy.  I got to ride with my friend, Roberto, to Veronafiere and! he got me in for free.   On the way in he asked “Do you like sparkling wines?”  My response, “Well my favorite is Franciacorta.  I enjoy Prosecco, a few other Italian sparklers, and of course Cava from Spain.  Just … Continue reading Vinitaly 2010: Day 1. Come Telepass: tutte le porte sono aperte per ti. (Like Telepass: all gates are open for you.)