Tag: italy

What to Expect from the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Harvest 2020?

Harvest in the Conegliano Valdobbiadene appellation (Picture courtesy Consorzio di Tutela del Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG)

The grape harvest is about to start, or has started in the northern hemisphere and reports on the harvest should start to trickle out on media.  I received this press release about the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Harvest 2020.  Let’s…

Casale del Giglio and the Biancolella di Ponza Indigenous Grape

Casale del Giglio Faro Della Guardia Biancolella di Ponza Lazio IGT 2019 label

Another indigenous Italian grape for you.  This one is the Biancolella of Ponza.  According to Casale del Giglio, “The Biancolella grape was introduced to the Island of Ponza from the Island of Ischia (in the Bay of Naples) during the…

The Indigenous Bellone Grape and Wines by Casale del Giglio In Lazio Italy

Casale del Giglio Bellone 2019 and Anthium Bellone 2019

Have you heard of the almost forgotten indigenous vines of Lazio, Italy? One of the grapes grown along the coastal area around the town of Anzio is the ancient Bellone of Anzio grape.  It is a white grape variety.  There…

Enjoy LULU Spritz this Summer and Help the BC Hospitality Foundation

LULU Spritz on ice on the patio

I picked up a four-pack of LULU Spritz Cans this week and since it is a hot day today I’m enjoying it on my patio before I get into the business of preparing dinner. LULU Spritz is a premium blend…

Global Wine Coalition To Host Inaugural “Wine On Earth Taste-A-Thon” On June 17

Wine On Earth Taste-A-Thon

How would you like to do a guided virtual wine tasting from the Champagne region in France or with someone in Napa Valley, California?  You can on June 17 through the “Wine on Earth Taste-A-Thon”.  Here is the press release…

Can You Solve this Puzzle about The GLOBAL CRU from VanWineFest 2020?

The Global Cru at VanWineFest 2020 wines

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 had a GLOBAL CRU Seminar where top wineries from around the world discussed what is meant by “CRU”.  Help put this puzzle together.  There are lots of red wines to make the puzzle challenging. …