Quiz! Are You an Italian Wine Expert?


Italy is one of the oldest & prestigious wine producing countries, bringing us exciting and diverse wines from big & bold Barolo to fun & bubbly Prosecco. So how... READ MORE


Connecting Wine Makers with Wine Lovers


"You could import pasta. Everybody loves pasta." My friend Arnaldo is trying to be helpful. It’s 2003 and I'm thinking about building a new business arou... READ MORE


Going Native: 3 Fast Ways to Learn Italian


Photo credit: Xavier Janssoone “Are you fluent in Italian?” I am often asked this question in conversations at wine tasting events, or in chi... READ MORE

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Official Maps of Barolo, Barbaresco, Diano d’Alba regions

In Forum "Wine Resources" (8 replies)
By Michael Horne, Posted about 1 week, 1 day ago

The Italian consortium responsible for managing the many DOC and DOCG zones in Piemonte have been painstakingly defining and creating official topographical maps of the Barolo, Barbaresco and Dia… READ MORE


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Chianti winery tour suggestions if staying overnight in Chianti

In Forum "Itineraries for Wine Lovers" (new topic)
By Pastalover, Posted about 1 month ago

This September, my husband and I will be staying at the Hotel Palazzo Squarcialupi, located in Castellina, Chianti. We will have a car. Most of the winery tours leave from Florence or Siena. Is it… READ MORE


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Where to stay in the Alban Hill/Castelli Romani south of Rome

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By John, Posted about 1 month, 2 weeks ago

This fall, en route to the south, we'd like to go visit several producers of Cesanese in and around Piglio and Agnani south of Roma, but I also want to just tootle around the Alban Hills a bit to… READ MORE