Wine Offerings: Italy

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...

 

Fattoria di Fèlsina “Fontalloro” — Famed Tuscan Sangiovese

Fattoria di Fèlsina “Fontalloro” (Toscana 2013) Special 6-pack Price: $331 (~$55/bottle) SOLD OUT Fattoria di Fèlsina has long been one of the great names in Tuscany. Since its first publication in 1987, Gambero Rosso, Italy’s acclaimed wine rating…

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Posted on 2019.03.07 in Italy, Saturday Sips, Tuscany  |  Read more...

 

New Vintage Wines from Trailblazing Biodynamic Winemaker of the Dolomites

Elisabetta Foradori “Granato” Teroldego (Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2016) RED Special Price: ~$67/bottle You may have noticed that we have a thing for the wines of Elisabetta Foradori. Indeed, it was only a few weeks ago that we featured her 

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2019.02.07 in Italy, Saturday Sips, Trentino Alto Adige  |  Read more...

 

Coastal Tuscany’s Maremma Expressed Through a Star Winemaker’s Beautifully Mature Red Wine

Ampeleia Cuvée “Ampeleia” (IGT Costa Toscana 2012) Special Price: $183/6-pack (~$31/bottle) SOLD OUT Many of you are already familiar with Elisabetta Foradori’s biodynamic, Teroldego-based wines of unrivaled quality that shine on the international stage. We have featured these northeastern…

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Posted on 2019.01.10 in Italy, Saturday Sips, Tuscany  |  Read more...

 

Fresh & Fragrant Friuli – A Red Pinot Noir & White Friulano from Northeastern Italy

Silvano Gallo was already a recognized winemaker in the far northeastern Italian region of Friuli back when the nearby bordering country of Slovenia was still part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Today, Slovenia is an independent country and member…

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Posted on 2018.11.28 in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Bargain Price for a World-Class Italian White

Andrea Felici “Vigna Il Cantico della Figura” (Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Riserva 2013) $166/6-pack (~$28/bottle) The first time we brought in the Felici family‘s vibrant and delicately salty white wine made wholly from the Verdicchio grape variety…

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Posted on 2018.07.18 in Italy, Marche, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Italy’s Best Rosato?

Agricola Tiberio Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo (2017) ~$21/bottle Special Price (6-pack mix-and-match) SOLD OUT Italian rosato comes in all shades but perhaps the height of the category is Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo. Yet Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo isn’t exactly a rosato. It is an official denomination…

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Posted on 2018.06.06 in Abruzzo, Italy, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Stunning Wines from Italy’s Lake Garda

There is value almost everywhere you look if you know how to spot it. In this case, value lies in the unheralded agricultural region on the glacial morainic slopes of Lake Garda, in the Valtènesi sub-zone distinguished by superior exposure…

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Posted on 2018.05.16 in Italy, Lombardy, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 


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