Reading Time: Are you in the mood for some 'black bitter'? Negroamaro is the darling grape of Salento, which makes up the heel of Italy down south in Puglia. The grape's name translates to black (negro) and bitter (amaro). It's a grape that Charine and I are familiar with. During
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.
Reading Time: Wine geeks are funny people. Getting several of them in a room and conversations instantly revolve around the tiny intricacies of fermented grape juice. To a casual observer, the sight of ten people sniffing wine glasses quietly around a bottle wrapped in tin foil has to be entertaining. Getting