Zidarich: Soulful Italian Wine from the Carso

Zidarich Italian wine carso

Reading Time: The stretch of land along the North Adriatic coast is one of the most soulful areas I've traveled through. The area includes the Croatian & Slovenian portions of Istria, runs through Italy. Carso is a small strip of land that hugs the sea and surrounds Trieste, Italy. It's

Donato D’Angelo: Aglianico del Vulture

donato dangelo aglianico del vulture

Reading Time: “Along with Nebbiolo and Sangiovese, it (Aglianico) is generally believed to be one of Italy’s three best wine grapes, but in my opinion, it is far more: At the very least, it’s one of the world’s dozen or so best wine grapes" - Ian d'Agata. When it comes

Fattoria le Pupille: More Than Morellino

Fattoria le Pupille

Reading Time: "What's it like to work with such a big personality in the wine world?" "She's actually fantastic and listens to input and gives some flexibility in the cellar," answered Ettore Rizzi. He's a fiery ambitious man who is deeply involved with the production at Fattoria le Pupille. Ettore also

Ronchi di Cialla: Schioppettino or Refosco?

Ronchi di Cialla Schioppettino

Reading Time: I've long been a fan of Ronchi di Cialla. This small, family-run estate is tucked away in the hills of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. They are responsible for single-handedly saving the grape Schioppettino from extinction. They are also home to their own subzone, Cialla. The Cialla subzone sits at the

Avignonesi: A Vintage Comparison of Vino Nobile

avignonesi tuscany wine sangiovese

Reading Time: How many times must I proclaim my love for Sangiovese? The grape is undoubtedly best in its home of Tuscany. There are many appellations that are dedicated to Sangiovese including the famous Chianti Classico and Brunello di Montalcino. Sandwiched in between both of these is the DOCG of