Italian Wine 101 Doc & Docg

It happens most of the time while I am serving a wine to the new world tourists. They always ask me what the different ? Is Docg better than Doc ? So lets try to answer this two questions by trying to explain first what is Doc (denominazione di origine controllata) “denomination of controlled origin” that…

Amarone 101

What is this delectable drink we call Amarone? And how is it made? Amarone is a dried-grape wine made using the appassimento (ah-pah-see-men-toh) method—a process whereby grapes are left to dry for several months and then pressed once they have lost between 40% and 50% of their original weight. Grapes are picked while they still…

Poll #2 Brunello, Barolo or Amarone…. ?

Brunello di Montalcino, Barolo and Amarone di Valpolicella are the three most important wines of Italy. If you are looking for great Italian wines definitely is one of this three. Like all the good italian things you have to pay to get them because this are wines that start from 35 dollars till no limit…….

Wine Review #1 Testamatta Igt 2007 – Bibi Graetz

Last day while i was having a coffee wit my friend at News Cafe in Florence i saw their wine collection and my eyes stopped to this nice label that look like a paint. I  took out my phone and find out what it was From several search i find out Testamatta 2007 from Fiesole Florence….

The Best Italian Wines of 2013 – A different view

See on Scoop.it – MyWine Channel January always means starting fresh as well as remembering what came before. So it’s time for my annual look at the best Italian wines of 2013, but instead of offering a complete list (that will be printed in the Spring issue of my Guide to Italian Wines, available to paid…

Top Italian Wines Value For Money around 10,20$

To find a good wine most of the time depends on how much does it cost. But to find a wine that is a VFM         ( value for money) is not so easy, need a lot of search on the market and doing a lot of wine tasting and sometimes just…