A Wine Pairing Lesson with Verdicchio #ItalianFWT

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Learn Verdicchio with the Italian Food Wine & Travel Group April brings warm weather and our Italian wine loving group is itching to get back into Italian white wines, so Verdicchio is our theme for the month. I must admit, I too often lean on Italian reds. I have a good mental picture for how … Continue reading

Aglianico Battle between Campania and Basilicata #ItalianFWT

The Aglianico Battle In our past Italian Food Wine & Travel (#ItalianFWT) explorations, I’ve sampled Aglianico based wines from both Basilicata and Campania, two regions in Southern Italy. I was curious to try the wines “head to head” to find similarities and differences. Could I declare a winner? Read on! Our Italian FWT group is … Continue reading

Aglianico Preview for Italian Food, Wine and Travel #ItalianFWT

Mastroberardino "Radici" Taurasi Riserva and Vini Alois "Campole" Aglianico

Italian Food, Wine & Travel Group Explores Aglianico #ItalianFWT Join the Italian Food, Wine & Travel Group as we dive deep into wines made from the Aglianico grape. This Saturday March 3, our posts will all be live and we’ll be chatting about our discoveries. Join us on Twitter Saturday March 3 at 10am CST … Continue reading

Aglianico Shootout, Join Us! #ItalianFWT

Aglianico: King of Southern Italy Italian wines are so much more than just Sangiovese. Have you ever tried an Aglianico based wine? Aglianico grapes are grown in southern Italy and almost nowhere else. With thick skins, they produce deeply colored, tannic wines suitable for aging. So much so, they are sometimes referred to as the … Continue reading

Double Secret Winery: Giorgio Gianatti in Valtellina #ItalianFWT

Valtellina, Do You Mean Valpolicella? Ask most wine drinkers, even serious enthusiasts, where is Valtellina? You’ll get a blank stare or a shrug of the shoulders. You need to be a pretty serious Nebbiolo enthusiast to have heard of Valtellina. No, I Mean Valtellina Valtellina is tucked in the Adda river valley in the foothills … Continue reading

Exploring Chianti Rùfina with Marchesi Gondi #ItalianFWT

“Waiter, the Black Chicken is Missing from my Bottle of Chianti!” I’m guilty.  While I know the Chianti region has multiple sub-regions named for the nearby towns, I always just pick up the Chianti Classico (the symbol is actually a black rooster on the neck of the bottle), assuming it will automatically be of higher … Continue reading

Rolling the Dice on a 1979 Chianti Rufina #ItalianFWT

Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 1979 and 2011

Chianti Extravaganza with #ItalianFWT This month our Italian Food, Wine & Travel group is digging deep into Chianti. Everyone knows about Chianti, but there is so much more to learn, even for enthusiasts. We hope you enjoy our exploration. Take a look further down in this post to find a dozen different takes on Chianti, … Continue reading

Chianti Extravaganza with the Italian Food Wine & Travel Group #ItalianFWT

Coltibuono Chianti Classico

Chianti in All It’s Variations So you think you know Chianti. It’s that cheap red wine in a wicker-enclosed bottle, right? As the best known wine from Italy, Chianti has certainly seen its’ ups and downs. Join the Italian Food, Wine & Travel fans to take your Chianti knowledge to the next step. Straw bottles? … Continue reading

Chianti on a Weeknight

Everyday Meals Deserve a Nice Bottle of Wine Your everyday meals deserve a nice bottle of wine! Looking at my blog posts, you might believe every meal is from scratch – not so! On busy weeknights, we take lots of shortcuts. Tacos from a kit? Yep. Spaghetti sauce from a jar? You betcha! We do … Continue reading

Join Our Chianti Extravaganza! #ItalianFWT

four Chianti Classico wines

From Top to Bottom, It’s a Chianti Extravaganza! Join the Italian Food Wine and Travel Group as we expand our knowledge about Italy’s most famous wine: Chianti! We’ll be posting and chatting about our findings on Saturday October 7. If you have a blog and would you like to join us, just send an email … Continue reading

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