No Super Tuscans for Me! #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine and Travel Explores Super Tuscans Our Italian Food, Wine and Travel group is digging into Super Tuscans this month. Take a look at the bottom of this post for links to all my fellow bloggers thoughts on the subject! Two Rebellions Against the Italian DOC System Italians aren’t exactly the best rule-followers … Continue reading

Vini Alois: Champions of Campania’s Native Grapes #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine & Travel Bloggers Explore Campania This month, our blogging group filled with Italy fans is virtually exploring the Campania region of southern Italy. Take a look further down in this post for a whole host of great ideas! (click on any photo to view full size slide show) Vini Alois: Committed to … Continue reading

Primo Pizza Night with Trediberri Barbera d’Alba

Pizza Night on the Primo Ceramic Grill I don’t know about your kitchen, but my oven does NOT like 500° F for any period of time. That fact plus my love for fire has cemented my ceramic grill as my favorite way to cook pizza. No matter how many people are involved, pizza night is … Continue reading

Piemonte Brachetto: Sweet, Fizzy and Red! #ItalianFWT

Italian Food Wine & Travel Bloggers Host a Sweet Tooth Search for Brachetto This month, our group of Italy fans is blogging about an unusual wine from the Piemonte region made from the Brachetto grape. The wine is fizzy, sweet and red! The pinnacle of this wine is Brachetto d’Acqui, but there are sweet Brachetto … Continue reading

Italian Women in Wine – Cantina Marilina #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine & Travel Bloggers Celebrate Italian Wine Women Our session this month is celebrating the many wineries with women in leadership positions, either in the vineyard, the winery or the business office (or all three in some cases). Scroll down further in this post for 14 more great ideas for women-led Italian wineries! … Continue reading

The Italian Wine Cooperative Surprise #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine & Travel Group Discovers Italian Wine Cooperatives This month, our group of Italy fans is exploring the wine cooperatives of Italy.  Virtually every course, text, or article on cooperatives stresses how they produce just average wines. The growers are paid by the ton for their grapes, so there is no incentive to … Continue reading

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

View of Barbaresco

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

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