I heart Italian Pink Bubbly

February. It's the month to love, right? Well people love to hate Valentine's Day. Did you know the day after is officially National Singles Day? As if in revolt! I don't mind it. I don't really care actually. What's wrong with a day (or a month) to think about how much you love the special … Continue reading I heart Italian Pink Bubbly

Ca’ di Rajo Raboso del Piave

I thought I had a handle on all of the red grape varieties of northeastern Italy. There are the Valpolicella grapes in Veneto: Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, as well as Croatina, Oseleta, and Corvinone.† And the neighboring regions are full of indigenous grapes: Lagrein and Schiava in Alto Adige,‡ Teroldego in Trentino, as well as Refosco, Schioppettino and … Continue reading Ca’ di Rajo Raboso del Piave

Marion Teroldego 2005

"Thought to be a relative of the still rarer Marzemino, a grape of Greek origin, Teroldego has been famous in the Trentino area since the fifteenth century. At present it is more or less confined to the towns of Mezzocorona and Mezzolombardo, an area known as Campo Rotaliano, which comprises the Teroldego Rotaliano DOC zone."† … Continue reading Marion Teroldego 2005