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For Students Of Bubbles And Lovers Of Italy: Franciacorta

I suppose you could call me a student of bubbles. When it comes to sparkling wine, there’s so much to think about, and try to understand: the conditions for ripeness; the balance created by acidity; lees influence; reduction vs. oxidation; pressure levels; soil types and grape varieties; disgorgement dates–the list goes on! But that’s why… Continue reading For Students Of Bubbles And Lovers Of Italy: Franciacorta

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Homage To My Ancestors, And To Nerello Mascalese

A great source of pride for me is that I am one-quarter Italian (the rest vaguely “Transylvanian”), and at least part of my Italian heritage is from Sicily. That said, even without my personal bias, I could not give a stronger recommendation to begin trying the stunning wines produced on that island. In recent decades,… Continue reading Homage To My Ancestors, And To Nerello Mascalese