Category: Lugana

Christian Ridolfi from Cantina Santi at VanWineFest 2024

A Video Interview with Christian Ridolfi from Cantina Santi at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 15, 2024

I enjoy interviewing winery principals during VanWineFest every year.  This year, I tasted the wine Santi Lugana Folar 2021 by Cantina Santi from the Lake Garda region in Northeastern Italy.  It is a white wine made with Trebbiano di Lugana grapes.  This wine is not well-known but has refreshing acidity, minerality, and stone fruit flavours, which make this type of…

Italian white wines at VanWineFest 2024

My Italian Sparkling and White Wine Picks at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 5, 2024

71 Italian wineries presented their wines at VanWineFest 2024.  With each winery pouring 5 different wines, we had 355 wines to sip and savour in the International Festival Tasting Room.  I spent my Thursday tasting white and sparkling wines and Friday tasting the red wines.  In this article, I cover my favourite white and sparkling wines.  In some cases, there…