Reading Time: Can a wine aged under a layer of gunk be good? Wines aged under this 'gunk' known as Flor have existed in the Mediterranean basin for centuries. Flor is a thin layer of yeast that protects wine from contact with the air. This results in wines with unique
Reading Time: Volcanic wines are a hot subject these days and GoVolcanic proved to be an explosive tasting. Bad jokes aside, the first edition of GoVolcanic in Budapest, Hungary proved to be an interesting event. There were great volcanic wines from all over the world including Hungary, Austria, Israel, Spain,
Reading Time: Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean, just a hair behind Sicily. Despite the size, Sardinian wines aren't as visible on the international market like the ones from Sicily. This is a shame because there are some fantastic bottles being produced from both international and local grapes.
Reading Time: If you consider yourself an Italian wine lover, then you'll likely have a visceral reaction when you hear the name "Tignanello". The internationally coveted Tignanello was released in 1974 with a 1971 debut vintage. It was the first wine produced in Chianti Classico that could not be classified
Reading Time: Pure mountain magic... Valle d'Aosta is Italy's smallest wine region by vineyard area and population. The region has less than 500 hectares under vine and around 120,000 residents. Despite its small size, the Valle d'Aosta delivers big time when it comes to views and quality of the wine.