Two Tastes of Sicily’s Autochthonous Grape – Nerello Mascalese! #ItalianFWT

This month, the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel Group (#ItalianFWT)  is  making a virtual return visit to Italy’s southernmost wine region, and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea – Sicily! I decided to focus on  Nerello Mascalese (pronounced “nair-rello mask-ah-lay-zay” ), an autochthonous (a.k.a. indigenous; but I love the way it looks and sounds) grape variety most…

Wine of the Day; 2015 Peter Zemmer “Rollhütt” Pinot Noir

2015 Peter Zemmer “Rollhütt” Pinot Noir  – If you’re looking for an Old World Pinot Noir for under $20 …look no further! This wine hails from the Suditrol sub-region of the Alto Adige DOC, which borders Austria and Switzerland in northern Italy.  Grapes for this wine were sourced from vineyards in the immediate vicinity of…

Caspri Luna Blu and Grilled Moroccan Chicken #ItalianFWT

Our Italian Food Wine and Travel (#ItalianFWT)  has explored each of Italy’s twenty regions.  Now, we taking deeper dive into Italy.  This month we explore Italian “orange” (skin-fermented white) wines.  I’m pairing the super natural and edgy 2012 Caspri Luna Blu IGT orange wine with Grilled Moroccan Chicken! What is Orange Wine? Essentially, orange wines…

Wine of the Week; 2012 Vigneto San Vito – Orsi Pignoletto

Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out.  This week’s wine is the 2012 Vigneto San Vito – Orsi Pignoletto Colli Bolognesi Classico Vigna del Grotto. The Winery Federico Orsi & Carola Orsi Pallavicino founded Orsi – Vigneto San Vito in 2005 with…