Every author feels that she or he is unique. I haven't seen a series of articles quite like mine. I love Italian wine and food and I writing a series on the wines and foods of Italy's twenty regions. That should keep me busy for some time, and I hope you'll join me on this journey. You may even find some bargains, I have. I am adding articles on a regular basis. Be sure to visit my other wine review series.
The Tuscany Region
"I remember when Chianti came in straw-covered bottles. In fact, I remember... "
The Molise Region
"...I added too much cayenne pepper sauce, which was too harsh for the wine and for the fish itself. However, even with a deadened palate... "
The Trentino-Alto Adige Region
"The wine was round, mouth-filling, a bit complex. The dominant taste was tobacco. But... "
The Apulia Region
"The wine was mildly acidic and refreshing, and ... "
The Campania Region
"The best white wines often come from cold climates such as Germany and northern France. Who would have thought that... "
The Lombardy Region
"I first tasted this wine with beef ribs. It was round... "
The Abruzzi Region
"I didn't have the feeling that I was drinking a regular Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, but instead... "
The Sardinia Region
"...Some will say that such a humongous estate is unlikely to produce an outstanding wine. Such a claim may be incorrect, but this wine... "
The Piedmont Region
"I found the wine very powerful, perhaps too strong for ... "
The Latium Region
"The marketing materials for this wine mentioned raspberry, plum jam, leather, sweet spice, and tomato leaf. When looking for them I found ... "
The Umbria Region
"I havenít always been happy with Italian Pinot Grigio, or for that matter with non-Italian Pinot Gris. These wines often are weak. However, I thought that this... "
The Emilia-Romagna Region
"Everybody has prejudices. I approached this bottle with several of them. It seems to me ... "
The Calabria Region
"Some claim that Cirů is the oldest existing wine. It is said to come from a wine consumed by victorious Calabrian athletes on their return from the Olympics well over 2500 years ago. This DOC wine grows in the low hills near the Ionian Sea in eastern Calabria not far from the Sila Massif plateau. If you ask me, ... "
Launching a Series
"Did you know that Italy is divided into twenty regions? Each and every one produces wine, its own distinctive style or usually styles of wine that accompany its regional food specialties. Almost all regions produce wine for export to North America. Of course some regions are doing better than others, but in many cases regions that were once known for their bland, and perhaps baked wines, have turned the corner and are now making some excellent wines. Because the public is not yet generally aware of these wine-making regions, there are still bargains to be had. Keep posted, Iíll be making ... "
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