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Nero d'Avola: The Wine Designed for Red Sauces


Nero d'Avola is made from the Nero d'Avola grape, translated as Black of Avola, from the small town officially named Avola, located in...

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Legend has it that in the year 1111, a German bishop in Italy en route to the Vatican sent his majordomo ahead to search for inns that...

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Vermouth, From Medicine to Martinis


It reportedly first appeared in China around 1,000 BC as a propitiatory medicine for stomach and intestinal disorders. It later was traced...

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From Vines to Vino: The Process of Making Wine


At a mid-sized vineyard in Tuscany, south of Florence, a group of vendemmiatori (pickers) gather for the day's production armed with...

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Best Italian Wine? Ask the Sommeliers


With thousands of reds, whites and rosés to choose from, selecting Italian wine can be a daunting challenge. We reached out to prominent...

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Discovering Italy's Island Wines


Italy is surrounded by 80 islands. Though most its world-class wine comes from the mainland, there are lesser-known varieties to be found...

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What Criteria Is Organic Wine Required to Meet in Europe?


European organic production covers an area of over 150 hectares with Italy, Spain and France the leading organic wine producers. The...

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Predicted Wine Trends of the Year


According to Coravin, they believe people will be more interested in the background and story of the wine they drink, who made it and what...

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The Difference Between Old World and New World Wines


Old World wine originated centuries ago in Italy, Spain and France, while the New World version is from the U.S., Australia and South...

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Grappa: Once Wild, Now Mild


Grappa has overcome its bad rap as a harsh, near-undrinkable digestif to a light, semi-sweet libation that blends a variety of flavors and...

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What's the Difference Between Champagne, Cava and Prosecco?


Most of us are familiar with the names of Champagne, Cava and Prosecco. But what makes them different? Champagne, Cava and Prosecco are the...

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Wine Labels 101: Italian Wine


Italy is comprised of 15 different wine regions. Most of the celebrated and well-known wines are located in the northern regions of Veneto...