Cannonau DOC: ancient, delicious and healthy

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Cannonau wine tasting Italy Cannonau is the iconic wine from Sardinia where is the most grown red grape and cover the 30% of the whole wine production on the island. For a long time was believed that Cannonau coincides with Garnacha and that was introduced in Sardinia by the Spanish in the XV century during […]

Primitivo or Zinfandel?

Primitivo

Primitivo is a black-skinned grape grown in the south of Italy that , because of the similar characteristics profile than the American Zinfandel, has caused many discussions in regards of its origin. After several theories, in 2001 a researcher of Davis University proved that Primitivo and Zinfandel actually share the same Croatian ancestor. In fact, […]

Vermentino: Mediterranean Sea in a glass

Vermentino

Vermentino white wines Italy Vermentino is a semi-aromatic white grape mostly grown in Italy even if the increasing number of new plantings around the world shows how this variety is internationally appreciated. In regards to the origin of Vermentino is still confusing but seems that it was introduced from Spain to Italy in the XIV […]

Vesuvio DOC: Lacrima Christi

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Best wine tasting Vesuvius Lacryma Christi is the most representative among the wines produced at the Vesuvius Vulcan foot hills. It is a wine surely not prised for the quantity but the quality, along with the legend around its origin, has lead Lacryma Christi to be highly appreciated in Italy and in the world. The […]

Bolgheri: the Italian answer to Bordeaux

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Bolgheri is the inland area of the Tuscan coast in Livorno district, more precisely it is in the commune called Castagneto Carducci. Viticulture in Bolgheri has a very long history and the first evidence dates back to Etruscans and Romans age. At the beginning of the XIX century tuscan producers started to develop better techniques […]

Pollo alla cacciatora: profile and perfect wine pairing

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Pollo alla cacciatora is one of the most typical italian dishes and it comes from the traditional peasant food. “Alla cacciatora” means “like hunters” that used to flavour with rosmarin and garlic the game just after hunted. Many regions, in particular in central Italy, claim the origin of Pollo alla cacciatora but Rome seems to be its […]

Frascati DOC – what the Romans drink

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Frascati is one of the villages which form the “Castelli Romani”, a lovely district spread around the Alban hills just south of Rome. Castelli Romani is the place to be to experience traditional roman dishes and  try the most representative wine of the capital: Frascati DOC. Frascati wine has a very long history as it […]

History of wine

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The word wine probably comes from the indoeuropean Vin (life) which has the same root of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty.  The first evidence of wine was found in Ararat, Turkey. This is also confirmed by the Bible when Noah planted a vineyard after the famous great flood.  In Italy wine appeared with […]

Best DOCG wines from Italy

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BEST DOCG WINES ITALY When the Greek conquered south Italy, they found many vine plants and called the peninsula Enotria, the land of Wine (from oinos=wine). The history of Wine in the world is linked with the Roman Empire. Nowadays in Italy there are at least 600 different varieties of grapes, 35 DOCG and about 350 […]