In Italy, where champagne imports reach more than seven million bottles annually, many wine producers who are in love with this product have tried over the years to create something similar. But France is Franc...
The judges who evaluate wines come from many different countries. All of the judges are professionals: winemakers, sommeliers, buyers or wine journalists. However, their personal and cultural backgrounds are different. So the question is: is it also possible that their perceptions of wine are different?
Carnival is a festival which is noted especially in traditionally Catholic countries, because it is the period from Epiphany (January 6) to the beginning of Lent, and these celebrations have roots far back in time: they probably derive from Greek parties as the Dionysian (feasts in honor of Dionysus, the god of wine!).
Lucio Mastroberardino, one of the most prominent figures in the Italian wine world, died this week at the age of 45. His funeral is scheduled for today, January 31, in his hometown of Avellino, in the Campani...
Lugana sounds like a fairy tale. But a real nightmare now threatens: the high-speed train. According to plans made over 20 years ago, a part of the TAV route that connects Milan and Verona will pass right through the vineyards of Lugana.
Editor's Note: Italian wine columnist Lizzy Tosi takes us on a journey to ground-zero of grape production: the internationally-known vineyard nursery where next year's vines are grown and propagated. Some grapes are native to the area, and others have been brought in from other localities because they are on the cusp of popularity in new regions. Seeing what is growing in this cooperative farm today shows us what is going to be in our wineglasses five years or more in the future. –Becky Sue Epstein, Editor
Red, warm, velvety, full bodied: this is, generally speaking, the identity card of Amarone della Valpolicella, one of the most esteemed Italian wines in the world.
There will be no more Brunello di Montalcino Soldera until 2019.