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Verona dresses with wine, flavors and meetings

Festival Hostaria

Verona dresses with wine, flavors and meetings

From October 12th to 14th 2018, "Hostaria - the wine festival" will get to Verona with over 200 wines, cellars and sybolerie between art, culture and entertainment. The historic center becomes a meeting place in a magical atmosphere: a new gastronomic and cultural itinerary, from the Arsenale Gardens to the funicular of Castel San Pietro, through the streets and squares of the city  Read more

Wine&Siena 2017

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Wine&Siena 2017

Over the weekend of 21 and 22 January 2017, Siena hosts the exhibition Wine & Siena, event signed by the creators of the Merano Wine Festival for the enhancement of the terroir and wine excellence that will involve more than 200 producers selected for tastings in prestigious medieval location.  Read more

L’Aceto Balsamico nel panettone

Panettone gourmet

L’Aceto Balsamico nel panettone

The unusual combinations with traditional pastries do not surprise so much any more, but the use of balsamic vinegar, one of the jewels of flowers Made in Italy Gourmet, in the traditional Christmas cake par excellence, the cake, it really is an unusual choice. The goddess is the 24 year-old pastry chef from Modena Ivan D'Avino, who used it for his "Dark Balsamic."  Read more

Music and Wine: matter of taste

Music and taste

Music and Wine: matter of taste

Music and wine, two worlds that speak a language without geographies: the taste and sound; two elements that be created socialization and conviviality building new links, discussions and stimulating social and cultural life.  Read more

Easter sweets: (Wine that I match) an opportunity to enjoy a good sweet wine, and not only ?!

Easter sweets

Easter sweets: (Wine that I match) an opportunity to enjoy a good sweet wine, and not only ?!

The Easter weekend is coming, doves and chocolate eggs will be the protagonists. The question is "how we can exalt the aromas and taste of these Easter cakes?!" With a sweet Italian wine quality! Italy, from north to south has a range of regional wines wide, even among the suitable wines to accompany the sweetness of the party. In this context, without wanting to hurt the dozens of regional productions of sweet and sparkling wines, we want to give you some small indication to best enjoy the conclusion of the Easter lunch.  Read more

The tasty White Asparagus Noble of Verona

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The tasty White Asparagus Noble of Verona

The White Asparagus Nobile of Verona until the seventies was cultivated in the valley  of Alpone; to extend to the vineyards that produced The Bianco of Soave DOC, then the valley was abandoned to move and direct the production further south in the town of Arcola, where soils were much more suitable land is very sandy, deep and with a freshness such as to permit the birth of this white bud as it is grown away from sunlight so as to stop the natural photosynthesis.  Read more

Excursions in taste: Food and wine moving between nature and history
Italian Craft Beer

Microbreweries in Italy

Italian Craft Beer

The phenomenon of micro-production of Craft Beer in Italy continues its apparently unstoppable growth and multiply accordingly organized events to enjoy it, and also there are many courses to teach how to appreciate it.  Read more

Dal Maso- Vicenza wine tourism

Wine tourism

Dal Maso- Vicenza wine tourism

The Cantina Dal Maso Selva di Montebello, the center of the area of the classic Gambellara Doc, has organized an event to celebrate their relationship between the land on which for 150 years the wines of the family, the culinary culture and the history of Vicenza.  Read more

Among Soave and Durello: the Cantina of Monteforte d'Alpone

Italian white wine

Among Soave and Durello: the "Cantina" of Monteforte d'Alpone

Monteforte d'Alpone is a small town in the province of Verona, yet it's a record holder: it's the Italian town with the highest proportion of land used for vines. Besides this significant record, and the beauty of the landscapes of the Lessinian Dolomites, there is certainly another good reason to visit this place: you can buy the Soave Classico DOC at unbeatable prices, still keeping an excellent quality level, at the Cantina di Monteforte d'Alpone store.  Read more

Vin Santo Dal Maso 2003 when tradition and passion leads to excellence
Lugana:The Italian white wine of greater success

Native wine grapes of Italy

Lugana:The Italian white wine of greater success

The Lugana Doc is having a great commercial success, it has become one of the most Italian white wines  "fashionable". I would like to share some of its recent history. I'd like to start from a common trait with Lessini Durello, to which I dedicated a recent post. Both of varieties with a great acidity that made them very difficul. The challenge that was generated was to believe in their potential to create wine "smoothen" adaptable to current taste.  Read more

Durello: the inimitable Italian sparkling wine

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Durello: the inimitable Italian sparkling wine

As part of the 45th Festival of Wines D.O.C. Gambellara, Selva di Montebello, the Committee decided to dedicate this edition to an evening of Durello in its expression of sparkling wine. The "staging" of a process to determine which of the territory included in the province of Vicenza and the slope of the Veronese, can claim the best expression of this grape eminently native was an opportunity to explore the history and characteristics of one of the wines emerging into the great selection of Italian sparkling wines.  Read more

A Pearl of Veneto: Barbarano and his magic

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A Pearl of Veneto: Barbarano and his "magic"

Barbarano Vicentino isn't Montalcino and the Colli Berici (Berici Hills), in terms of wine have not (yet) the strength of the most suitable areas of the nearby territory of Verona, as Suave or Valpolicella, but both deserve greater consideration among the eno-tourists, both Italian and foreign.  Read more

A surprising Prosecco in Colli Berici: La Pria

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A surprising Prosecco in Colli Berici: "La Pria"

At the beginning of 2000, a family and a company of Alonte (Vicenza), "La Pria", Trevisan family, decided to commit to reaffirm the historic roots of the production of Prosecco on the Colli Berici (Berici Hills). By 2009 these were recognized, along with the province of Vicenza, in the specification of Prosecco Doc.  Read more