Articles Tagged: Italy

Vinicola Rivera “Violante” 2007 Nero di Troia – Wine Wednesday

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This week’s pick is another wine from Italy. What can I say, we love Italian wine and Italy offers some great values. Recently, we purchased a couple of bottles from this winery at a steal (purchased for $5.99 at the Wine House). While we liked both bottles, the “Violante” from Azienda Vinicola Rivera was our favorite. In this wine, the second and third generation winemakers from Puglia’s Azienda Vinicola Rivera’s goal was to highlight the … Read more

Mandra Rossa 2008 Fiano – Wine Wednesday

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This week’s Wine Wednesday comes to us from one of my favorite wine regions in the world, Italy. And it’s made from an ancient and relatively obscure grape, the Fiano. While Fiano generally grows in Campagnia, these grapes were grown in Sicily. Who knew? For those of you who like big, luscious, fruit forward wine, Fiano is the wine for you. If Marilyn Monroe had been a wine, this is what she would be. Sexy, … Read more

Cantina Colosi 2009 Nero D’Avola – Wine Wednesday

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This week’s Wine Wednesday pick is another winner from Italy. As many of you know, I am partial to Italian wine (and along with Argentina, Australia, Portugal and Spain offer a selection of wines for $10 and under) and lately, the Italian wines that we have been drinking have been the best. Honestly, we try wine from all over the world to pick the best selections to bring to you for Wine Wednesdays. This week, … Read more

Monte Antico Toscana – Wine Wednesday

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This week’s pick for Wine Wednesday comes from beautiful Toscana (Tuscany) in Italy. Just thinking of Tuscany conjures images of sun-drenched fields of grapes bursting with ripeness, amazing salumi and cheese and amazing times. If you can’t tell, one of my favorite vacations was in Tuscany and I immensely enjoyed my all too short time spent at Tuscan wineries.

Italy is one of my value countries for wine but usually Tuscany doesn’t top the list … Read more

International Wine Picks (and Win Free Wine!)

I sampled wines from around the world at a Bottlenotes tasting at Crushpad in San Francisco a few days ago. I’ve narrowed down my favorites from the evening, to help you add some global flair to your wine rack.

To further help you add to your wine collection, Drink of the Week is giving away a gift card for the Bottlenotes online wine store and a free wine guidebook!

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