Tag: Ripasso

Prosecco and Valpolicella – Tasting the Wines of Veneto

Valpolicella and Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco tasting booklet

North and east of Verona, Italy is where Valpolicella wines originate and a little to the north of Valpolicella you find Prosecco wines.¬† You may have heard of Prosecco, the sparkling darling of people around the world at the moment.¬†…

An Interview with Olga Bussinello About the Versatility and History of Valpolicella Wines

A range of Valpolicella wines including Ripasso and Amarone

I was pleased to be invited to interview¬†Olga¬†Bussinello,¬†Director, of the¬†Consorzio per la Tutela dei Vini Valpolicella here in Vancouver recently. The Consortium for the Tutelage of Valpolicella Wines is an association of wine producers, winemakers¬†and bottlers of the wine production…

A Dozen Plus 3 Valpolicella Wine Recommendations

3 Valpolicella wines

What Are Valpolicella Wines? Canada loves Valpolicella wines. ¬†We import 34% of the Valpolicella DOC and 18% of Valpolicella Ripasso DOC according to the Consorzio. According to the Consorzio per la Tutela dei Vini Valpolicella, “Valpolicella is the top red…

Top Drop Vancouver 2017 – An Authentic Experience

Top Drop Vancouver

This is my second year attending Top Drop Vancouver, where small-scale producers from around the world show us their hand crafted wines. According to Top Drop, “Our focus is terroir-influenced, handcrafted wines, and the people behind them. W e believe…

A Veneto Wine Lunch in Brunello Country!

Re di Macchia ristorante in Montalcino

One of Italy’s best known, and expensive wines, is Brunello di Montalcino, which is made from 100%¬†Sangiovese grapes that are grown around the town¬†of Montalcino, which is located approximately 80km south of Florence. ¬†With that being said, why was I…

Say Cin Cin to Bottega S.p.A. at the Vancouver International Wine Fest

BOTTEGA SPA logo

Bottega S.p.A. is located in¬†Bibano di Godega (TV), in the Prosecco DOC area and a short distance from the vineyards of Collio, Cartizze, Amarone and Picolit.¬† We are a few km from¬†Conegliano, the capital of grappa. Halfway between Venice¬†(approximately 50…