NWTW #52 – Making Amarone

Info For More Seasoned Winos, Italy, New Wine This Week, Reds

#52 - Corvina drying

I’m sure it didn’t escape anyone’s attention a couple of days back when they read my recommendations for the week. Amarone’s a bit on the punchy side, even for the supermarket BoBs. And it’s been pointed out to me that it’s one of those wines that if you skimp on, you’re in for a shock, and not a nice one. Yikes!

NWTW #52 – The Wines of Stunning Veneto

Italy, New Wine This Week, Reds, Whites

week 52 lake garda

Veneto is a region of Italy up in the North East. It’s between the southern foothills of the Dolomite mountain range to the north and the plains and hill ranges of Emilia Romagna to the south. To the west is Lake Garda, to the east is Venice and the sea beyond. I know, right? Beautiful stuff.

#NWTW Week 4: An Intro Into Piemonte

For The Foodies, Info For Beginners, Info For More Seasoned Winos, Italy, New Wine This Week, Reds, Sparkling, Whites

For people who like to pop into the supermarket and pick up a bottle or two of wine every now and again, Italian wines will be no stranger to them.  There’s the famous idea of Tuscany, the home of the ever-present Chianti.  There’s Sicily, whose marketing co-ops have thrust their solid wines onto the £5 a bottle shelves.  You think of Pinot Grigio, you might even think of Soave, but until you’ve been introduced to it, very few people think about Piemonte.