Category Results for: Italian Wine

 

Barolo: One of the Great Red Wines of the World

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

For many years, I’ve heard Barolo referred to as the “King of Wines”; but when I looked at a glass of Barolo, it looked like a wimpy wine because it was light red in color and somewhat transparent. Consequently, I had a hard time getting excited about it, especially when I looked at the price […]

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Pieropan: A Small, Family Producer in Italy’s Soave Region

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

This summer, our family vacationed in Italy. It was my first trip to Italy, a place that had been on my travel bucket list for some time. While this trip was truly a family vacation filled with sightseeing, I’m sure it will come as no surprise that we Wine Peeps worked in some winery visits […]

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A Wine for Tonight: 2011 Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? If so, you might want to check out the 2011 Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui from the Piedmont region of Italy. Our selection criteria include: A very good Quality rating […]

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Planeta Winery: A Journey Through Sicily

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Founded in 1995, Planeta Winery encompasses six distinct wine estates throughout Sicily. The Planeta philosophy is, “For each terroir, its own winery.” Planeta has tried to identify the area within Sicily where certain varieties grow best and then has established a boutique winery with its own surrounding vineyard in that respective area. Planeta’s boutique wineries […]

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Highlights and Final Thoughts from the 2012 Wine Bloggers Conference

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Recently, Dad (John), Colby, and I spent three jam-packed days in Portland, Oregon, for the fifth annual Wine Bloggers Conference. Over 350 fellow wine bloggers, wine industry participants, and media members participated in tastings, keynote addresses, breakout sessions, and visits to local vineyards and wineries. [See the bottom of this post for a recap of […]

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Live Wine Blogging Recap from #WBC12 – Reds

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Recently, Dad (John), Colby, and I spent three jam-packed days in Portland, Oregon, for the fifth annual Wine Bloggers Conference. We were joined by over 350 fellow wine bloggers, wine industry participants, and media members for tastings, keynote addresses, breakout sessions, and visits to local vineyards and wineries. During the conference, we participated in two […]

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A Wine for Tonight: 2011 Ecco Domani Moscato

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2011 Ecco Domani Moscato from Italy. Our selection criteria include: A […]

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Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva 2008

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

The Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi is one of the most famous wine producers in Italy. Located in Tuscany and comprised of nine estates, the Frescobaldi family has been making wine for over 700 years, spanning 30 generations. They operate 1,000 hectares of vineyards which are divided into nine properties throughout the Chianti region of Tuscany. The […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Girl Scout Cookies – Thin Mints

Monday, March 19th, 2012

It is cookie season! This is the time of year when Girl Scout Cookies are sold. Many of us have an assortment of these cookies that we’ve purchased from daughters of friends and from young ladies selling them outside grocery stores and coffee shops. The other day a friend mentioned enjoying a Girl Scout Cookie […]

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My Wine Bucket List—Expanded

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Over the past several years, I have shared with you my bucket list of wines and then an update of it, as I have tasted several of the wines. In coming months and years, I’ll update it again as I add to my bucket list and enjoy tasting more of the wines on the list. […]

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