The Wines of Trentino-Alto Adige

The Wines of Trentino-Alto Adige

Amidst the spectacular slopes of the Dolomites lies one of Italy’s most distinctive wine regions, Trentino-Alto Adige. Driving north from Verona, the Dolomite mountains suddenly envelop you, bathed in sunshine. The plains at the base of the mountains are typically...
Sparkling Wine

Sparkling Wine

Sparkling Wine All that glitters isn’t necessarily gold – so too with sparkling wine. While the sparkling wines of Champagne might get most of the glory, high quality sparkling wine is made around the globe. Of course, to be called champagne, it must come from...
Bottega Vinai Nosiola

Bottega Vinai Nosiola

Well, I bet here’s a new grape for you! From Trentino in the far north of Italy, this wine is fresh and exciting. On the nose it’s apricot and citrus – a fresh fruit salad of mandarin, lime and lemon, and on the palate it’s bright and refreshing, but manages to...
Wine of the Week – Feb 3

Wine of the Week – Feb 3

Pratello Mille 1 Rebo Have you ever had the Rebo grape before? It’s a hybrid grape of Merlot crossed with the indigenous Teroldego grape, awarded its own DOC in 1997, and created in Trentino by researcher, Rebo Rigotti, in 1948. Who knew? And it’s a great wine...
12 Pinot Noirs Perfect for Warmer Weather

12 Pinot Noirs Perfect for Warmer Weather

Try this light-bodied wine on the warm days of late summer and early fall. Call me silly, but I’ve had pinot on my mind. Some good producers have been in town, the weather has been cooperating, and lighter bodied wines have been the order of the day. Pinot noir is a...

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