Italian Wine 101 – Start Your Journey Here #ItalianFWT

Introduce a Friend to Italian Wine with Italian Food, Wine and Travel Bloggers We’re kicking off 2020 at the #ItalianFWT blogging group with a question: How would you introduce Italian Wine to a curious friend?  My answer follows, and you can get a dozen other suggestions from our links at the bottom of this post. … Continue reading

Introduce a Friend to Italian Wines with #ItalianFWT

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Introduce Your Curious Friend to Italian Wine Italy is a country filled with wine; there are twenty regions and every single one produces wine! Of course, some are more famous than others. Italian wines have their own style and many feature grapes grown nowhere else in the world. For the newcomer, Italian wines can be … Continue reading

Gran Selezione: Pinnacle of the Chianti Classico Ladder? #ItalianFWT

Italian Food Wine & Travel Explores Tuscan Wines of Chianti and Its’ Neighbors Our #ItalianFWT group travels (virtually!) around Italy, blogging on a monthly topic. This month, we’re exploring the wines of Tuscany, including all the versions of Chianti and its’ neighbors. Several in our group received samples of Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico Gran … Continue reading

Pairing Magic with Ferzo Pecorino and Squash Risotto #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine and Travel “Visits” Abruzzo October brings our #ItalianFWT blogging group to Abruzzo in Central Italy. Take a look farther down in this post for a bunch of great ideas related to the foods and wines of Abruzzo. Earlier this year, I was introduced to the Pecorino grape, a native to the central … Continue reading

Dip Your Biscotti in Montefalco Sagrantino Passito #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine and Travel Group Savors Passito Wines Wondering what a passito wine is? Stick around and find out, with lots of ideas from our Italian Food, Wine and Travel group! This month, we’re diving into sweet wines made from grapes that have been harvested, then laid in the sun or someplace warm to … Continue reading

Food-Friendly Skin-Fermented Vineti delle Dolomiti #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine & Travel Group Explores Northeast Italy! This month, our #ItalianFWT blogging group is traveling (virtually) around the Dolomites mountains in Northeast Italy. Much less famous than other regions to the south, Northeast Italy has so much to offer. You can link to all the other posts from the group further down in … Continue reading

Beyond Apertif, Enjoy Prosecco Superiore at the Dinner Table #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine and Travel Group Explores Prosecco Superiore DOCG Prosecco sparkling wines are popular as relatively inexpensive and appealing sparkling wines. This month, our Italian Food, Wine and Travel blogging group is concentrating on the upper end of the Prosecco quality pyramid, the Prosecco Superiore wines of Conegliano Valdobbiadene. Prosecco wines are made from … Continue reading

Lambrusco Shines with Red Fizz and Fun #ItalianFWT

Lambrusco for Italian Food Wine and Travel This month, our Italian Food, Wine and Travel group is celebrating the fizzy, fun wine of Emilia-Romagna: Lambrusco. Take a look farther down in this post for a whole bunch of great takes on Lambrusco from my Italian wine loving buddies! Lambrusco’s Challenges Wine lovers in the US … Continue reading

On the Hunt for the Pecorino Grape #ItalianFWT

Is Pecorino the Next Big Thing? Phoenix rising from the ashes, Cinderella, rags to riches. They all describe the recent arc of the Pecorino Grape in central Italy. Pecorino is an old grape, believed to be indigenous to the Sibillini mountains in the Marche region of Italy. The grape ripens early, and legend says it … Continue reading

Dreaming of Italian Islands While We Wait for Spring #ItalianFWT

Dreaming of Island Life As a good Minnesotan, I love the winter. Bring on the cold and please bring lots of snow. However, when April arrives, I’m ready for winter to be over. A warm ocean breeze sounds pretty good right now! Join our Italian Food, Wine & Travel group this month as we explore … Continue reading

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