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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...

 

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...

 

Thrilling Barbera from A Rising Star in Piedmont Italy

Vigne Marina Coppi “Sant’ Andrea” (Colli Tortonesi Barbera 2012) Red $24/bottle It was a little over a decade ago that Francesco Bellocchio of Vigne Marina Coppipurchased an 11 acre vineyard in the small village of Castellania. The…

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Posted on 2016.10.26 in Italy, Piedmont, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Rare and Thrilling Wines from Piedmont Italy

Vigne Marina Coppi “Marine” (Colli Tortonesi Favorita, 2011) white ~$35/bottle Vigne Marina Coppi “Sant’ Andrea” (Colli Tortonesi Barbera, 2012) red ~$25/bottle SOLD OUT With its many overlapping appellations spread across the largest region of the Italian mainland, it takes…

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Posted on 2015.10.21 in Italy, Piedmont, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Embrace Autumn with a Brilliant Red from Italy’s Piedmont

Hilberg-Pasquero (Barbera d’Alba, 2013) ~$24/bottle There will still be a few days left this year to sneak some rosé on the patio but autumn is approaching fast. Just because you may need an evening sweater doesn’t mean it’s time to…

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Posted on 2015.09.16 in Italy, Piedmont, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 


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