Exploring the Toe of Italy’s Boot with Cirò Rosso #ItalianFWT

ItalianFWT Returns to Calabria This is our 2nd virtual trip to Calabria with the Italian Food, Wine and Travel Group. My first post with an introduction to the region is here. On this trip, I’m enjoying a key wine and a couple of foods typical of Calabria. While there are several DOC regions in Calabria, … Continue reading

Finish Up the Rosato, It’s Barolo Time! #ItalianFWT

Seasonal Wines, Yes or No? Q: How many seasons are there in Minnesota? A: Two. Winter and road construction. Alternate A: Two. Winter and 4th of July. Minnesota is a state with four distinct seasons, and we embrace them all. In our wine groups I hear people saying “rosé is not just for the summer, … Continue reading

Eating Pizza / NotPizza with Italian / NotItalian Wines #ItalianFWT

Italian, Not From Italy with the Italian Food, Wine & Travel Blogging Group Wait, I thought this group is dedicated to Italian food, wine and travel?  This month we’re coloring outside the lines by exploring Italian grape varieties grown outside of Italy. Wine grapes from France have traveled all over the world, from the US … Continue reading

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

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