Umbria on the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014

Umbria, Italy Known as the “Green Heart of Italy,” enchanting Umbria is Central Italy’s only landlocked region, bordered by Tuscany, Marche and Lazio. Unlike many of Italy’s better-known tourist destinations, Umbria’s rolling hills and green valleys, carpeted with olive groves and vineyards, seem unchanged by time. Besides unspoiled natural beauty, Umbria boasts several well-preserved medieval…

Brunello di Montalcino 2009 opinion

The 2009 vintage is particullary, is difficult to find a comparison in the last 10 years. The wines are generally very different and regular. “So Walter Speller, British journalist, an expert on Italian wine, and signature of the authoritative Jancisrobinson.com describes the Brunello di Montalcino 2009, and in English, defines “all over place.” In other…

Italian Wine Label Information

Italian wine labels, just like those from France and Spain, are required by law to show an established set of basic information (producer name, appellation, vintage, alcohol content and bottle volume). Italy began developing its official wine classifications in the 1960s, modeled on the French appellation system. The DOC and DOCG categories were introduced in…

Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2013- Best Sauvignon of Italy

Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2013, the Italian Sauvignon fended for themselves very well in the great world competition. Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2013, now in its fourth edition, took place at Château de Blois, in the Loire Valley, France. Even 807 participating wines from 22 producing countries, including New Zealand, Chile, France, Spain, Italy, Greece,…

The List of Three Glasses of Gambero Rosso Tuscany

Gambero Rosso is the leading company in the food and wine sector in Italy and one of the references for fans around the world. Founded in 1986 the company is considered the most authoritative in the judgment of quality, so that the symbols of the Shrimp – Three Glasses for wine, the Three Forks for the…

List Of Popular Wine Grapes in Italy

In Italy there more than 2000+ varieties of wine grapes, but The Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry authorized only 350 wine grapes. The most popular wine grapes  come from Tuscany, Piedmont, Veneto, Lombardy, Sicily, Friuli, and also Apulia and Trentino. Red Wine Grapes Sangiovese:  A grape with many names planted throughout Italy. Sangiovese is the…