Wine Offerings: Italy

Piedmont Red & White from a Pioneer of the Biodynamic Movement

“An agricultural product is a flower that blossoms from the encounter of love between the creativity of nature and that of man.” — Stefano Bellotti The Italian town of Gavi lay in the easternmost reaches of the Monferrato hills at…

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Posted on 2019.10.31 in Italy, Piedmont, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

New Vintage Comincioli — Rich and Pure Italian Wines from the Shores of Lake Garda

Although published in 1990 and out-of-print, Burton Anderson’s The Wine Atlas of Italy still offers some of the most insightful observations on Italian wine to be found anywhere. Almost 30 years ago his take on Azienda Agricola…

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2019.10.10 in Italy, Lombardy, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Organic and Full of Emilia-Romagna Personality — the Italian Wines of La Stoppa

Colli Piacentini (Hills of Piacenza) is a wine region in the northwest of Italy near the point where Emilia-Romagna meets Piedmont, Lombardy, and Liguria. It is a storied land where viticulture has been practiced since as far back as 2000…

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Posted on 2019.09.19 in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Some of Tuscany’s Best Sangiovese from a “Lunatic” in Montalcino

Some folks think that Venetian-born Giuseppe Sesti is a lunatic. A student of music, art, and astronomy, the last of which became his profession, Giuseppe eventually fell into winemaking after restoring the abandoned ruins of the Castello di…

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Posted on 2019.08.22 in Italy, Saturday Sips, Tuscany  |  Read more...

 

Taste the Abruzzo Rainbow — New Vintage Wines from Cristiana Tiberio

Just in time for a withering heat wave here in Detroit, we’ve received a new shipment of wines from one of our favorite Italian producers. Cristiana Tiberio is based in the Cugnoli area of Pescarese (one of the…

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Posted on 2019.07.18 in Abruzzo, Italy, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

4th of July Sale — All Wine in the Store 10% Off Six Bottles or More (Mix and Match)

If your holiday weekend plans have you staying home to work in the yard or watch players sweat it out on the courts at Wimbledon, take a break and join us this Saturday to taste a few wines in the…

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Posted on 2019.07.03 in France, Italy, Spain DO  |  Read more...

 

Crisp, Aromatic White Wine from a Rising Star in Sicily + World Class Sicilian Reds

Arianna Occhipinti “SP68” Bianco (IGT Terre Siciliane 2017) Special Price: $108/6-pack (~$18/bottle) Among the stony hillsides and jagged coasts of Sicily lie acres of citrus and olive groves, fields of grains and herbs, and, of course, vines, all proliferating in…

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Posted on 2019.06.13 in Italy, Saturday Sips, Sicily  |  Read more...

 

Piero Benevelli — A Range of Superb Value Italian Piedmont Reds, from Dolcetto d’Alba to Barolo

The Benevelli estate lies at the southern end of the Barolo production zone in Italy’s Piedmont region, where the Maritime Alps meld with the Apennines forming a watershed where several rivers flow north through the hills known as Langhe. Planted with…

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Posted on 2019.05.09 in Italy, Piedmont, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Sibling Rivalry in Emilia-Romagna, Italy — Forget What You Know About Lambrusco

A well-made Lambrusco is a joy to drink with just about any type of food, yet as a wine type it still languishes from the many drinkers that still associate Lambrusco solely with the sweet, fizzy, purple wine-drink that was…

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Posted on 2019.04.17 in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Crowd-Pleasing Italian White from the Shores of Lake Garda

Ottella “Molceo” (Lugana Riserva 2015) White Special 6-pack Price: $145 (~$24/bottle) SOLD OUT Comprehending Italian grape varieties and regions can sometimes be a bit of a puzzle, but it’s usually entertaining. Lugana is one of the few Italian appellations that crosses…

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Posted on 2019.03.20 in Italy, Lombardy, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 


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