Saturday, September 24, 2005

Wine Directory

General Comments

- A Word About Wine
- What does price mean on a bottle of wine
- Quality Wines – Italian always the best
- Describing Wine – Without the Mystery
- Italian Vines Explained – General information on Italian Autochthon vines
- Italian Designer Wines – A new tendency among established producers
- Italian Wine – Protecting Quality
- Paris Hilton and Prosecco in a Gold Can
- Italian Grape Harvest 2006 – Best Quality in Decades
- Italy passes No Wood Chips in Wine Law
- New Wine – Vino Novello – What is it?
- Chips Free Wine – Save the Wine!
- Passion for Life – Passion in Wine
- Searching for our Souls – Searching for Prosecco
- Wine Tour Italy – Open Cellars Memorial Day Weekend
- Italian Grape Harvest 3 weeks early in 2007
- Prosecco and Sabers – Who’s your Daddy!?!
- Fake Prosecco and Pinot Grigio on the Market – Protecting Quality 2007
- 2007 Italian grape harvest down 13% - Wine prices to rise 20%


Exhibits

- Vinitaly – The Wine Show – Verona Italy
- VitignoItalia 2006 – Wine Tradeshow in Naples
- Miwine 2006 – June 12-14 Wine Tradeshow in Milan

Wines and Food

- Salmon and Indivia Wines 101 – Fagottino Salmone and Indivia

Wines By Region

Abruzzo - Types of Wine
- Trebbiano di Abruzzo DOC – White Wine from Central Eastern Italy

Campania - Types of Wine

- Aglianico del Taburno Rosso – Antique red wine Benevento
- Fiano di Avellino DOC – Flavorful White Wine from Campania
- Falanghina DOC – White Wine from Campania – Heritage disputed
- Greco di Tufo DOC – Smooth White Wine from Avellino
- Taurasi - Red Wine from Avellino

Campania - By Producer
- Vertical Tasting Montevetrano 2003-2004-2005– A Tris for the Cellar

Emilia Romagna - Types of Wine
- Nocino – Nectar born in the night of San Giovanni Battista

Friuli Wines - By Producers
- Livio Felluga Terre Alte 2002 – Dry white wine

- Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso – Ronchi di Cialla

Friuli Wines - By Type
- TGI Fragolino – Free the wine!
- Ribolla Gialla - A little known Connoisseur’s delight
- Schioppettino – Heirloom Red Wine of Friuli
- Verduzzo Friulano – Autochthon White Wine from Friuli

Liguria Wines - By Producer
- Pigato Bianco 2004 - Colle Dei Bardellini (IM)
- SCIACCHETRA' – A rare and unique white wine

Lombardia Wines

- Valcalepio Rosso – Blue Collar Wine

Marche Wines

- Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi – Colonnara Cuprese 2004


Wines of Piemonte - Types of Wine
- Asti Spumante – Sweet Sparkling Wine
- Barbaresco – “Cinderella of Wines”
- Barbera - Barbera Barricato
- Barolo - The wine of Kings
- Roero Arneis – Noble White Wine
- Dolcetto D’Alba – A Red Wine genuine as the land itself

Wines of Piemonte - By Producers
- Ceretto Bricco Asili Barbaresco Bernardot 2001 - A perfect wine for a savory meal
- Ceretto Monsordo Bernardina 2000 - Designer Red Wine
- Enzo Boglietti - Dolcetto d’Alba 2005

- Elvio Cogno - Barolo Ravera 2003 DOCG

- Gaja Barbaresco 1998 – Red Wine from Piemonte
- Gaja Sori Tildin 1997 – Red Wine from Piemonte

- Gattinara 2001 Travaglini – A great Nebbiolo at a reasonable price

- Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Pora’ Reserve

- Fiulot Barbera d’Asti - Prunotto 2004

Puglia Wines - By Producers
- Solyss Negroamaro La Corte 2004 – Red wine from Puglia

Sardegna Wines - By Producer
- Prestizu Vermentino di Sardegna Soletta 2004 – The perfect wine with fish

Sicily Wines - Types of Wine
- Nero d’Avola – A great Sicilian Everyday Red Wine

Sicily Wines - By Producer
- Grillo Feudo Arancio 2005 - White wine from Sicily

- Nadir Tenuta Rapitala’ 2004 – Sicilian Sun in a glass

Tuscany Wines - Types of Wine
- Brunello di Montalcino – Super Tuscany Wine
- Chianti Classico

- Rosso di Montalcino – The Prince and the Pauper

Tuscany Wines - By Producers

- Borgonero – Borgo Scopeto 2001 – Super Tuscan

- Brunello di Montalcino - Coldisole 2000
- Brunello di Montalcino – Manachiara Silvo Nardi 1997 DOCG

- Chianti Classico – Castello di Monastero 2001
- Chianti Superiore – Castello di Monastero 2001

- Ghiaie della Furba - Capezzana 2000 – Supertuscan at a reasonable price

- Guado al Tasso Antinori

- Camartina 2001 - Querciabella – Super Tuscan without the bite
- Chianti Classico 2003 - Querciabella - Super Chianti from an Artisan of Wine
- Luce della Vite 1999 – Frescobaldi-Mondavi

- Lodola Nuova 2000 - Tenimenti Ruffino - Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
- Modus - Ruffino 2000 – Designer wine from Tuscany
- Ornellaia 2004 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Bolgheri
- Le Volte 2005 – Tenuta dell’Ornellaia
- Romitorio Di Santedame 2000 – Tenimenti Ruffino
- Vernaccia di San Gimignano San Quirico 2005

- Vin Santo del Chianti 2000 – Castello di Meleto

- Le Pergole Torte – Montevertine - One of the best unloved Tuscan wines

Valle d'Aosta - By Producer

- Vallée d'Aoste Petite Arvine Vigne Champorette 2005 - Les Crêtes

Veneto - By Types
- Bardolino – A Wine, a Vacation Destination
- Pinot Grigio – Yes, But which one?
- Prosecco – Bubbly not just for special occasions
- Ripasso Valpolicella – Learning about wine
- Valpolicella – A region, A wine

Veneto - By Producers
- Pink Pinot Grigio – Folonari 2005
- Prosecco Brut Aneri
- Prosecco Crede Brut Bisol 2005
- Foss Marai Prosecco DOC Extra – Dry
- Montesel Prosecco – Vigna del Paradiso 2005 Extra Dry
- DiFlora Pinot Grigio delle Venezie 2006 IGT – Great everyday white table wine

- Brolo di Campofiorin Rosso Veronese 2003 IGT

Vini della Franciacorta
- Terre di Franciacorta Rosso – Red Wine
- Terre di Franciacorta Bianco – White Wine


Apperitivi

- Sgroppino

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Andy (from the fitness center) said...

Just a quick question.

Quick preface -
1.) I'm not a fan of wine
2.) I've never been to Italy
3.) I'm not NEARLY as experienced in wines so this may be like someone recommending some Wal-Mart brand spaghetti sauce to you, but...

Have you ever tried Brachetto d'Acqui Spumante DOCG? It's a Spumante champagne I discovered last New Years after walking into Goody Goody Liquor store and asking for suggestions. I believe it runs around $11 a bottle or so.

I'm a big fan of fruit, especially berries, and when it's mixed with champagne...I'm there. A few of my friends (and myself) love this stuff, while an equal amount don't care for it.

So, you may have tried this before and hated it. Or, you may be looking down your nose at this (rightfully so) and laughing while thinking "who is this guy?". But if you're bored give it a try. If you hate it...I apologize...forever.

4:14 PM

 
Blogger Travel Italy said...

Andy Asti Spumante is a sweet wine. My kids love it. I will drink it on occasion when a bubbly is appropriate.

1:29 PM

 
Anonymous Produttori Vino Biologico said...

I just love bio-dynamic Italian wines...which keep chemicals out of my glass :)

3:16 AM

 

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