Chiaretto di Bardolino – Anteprima 2021

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Numbered samples of Chiaretto di Bardolino

Chiaretto di Bardolino – Anteprima 2021 Chiaretto di Bardolino is a crisp, dry and pale-pink wine made in the Bardolino DOC on the Venetian shore of Lake Garda. The Italians never refer to this wine as a Rosato or Rosé, though that’s what it is. Instead, it’s always known as Chiaretto, meaning “the little light one”. Lake Garda is to …

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Le Pupille – Delicious Summer Drinking

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Le Pupille Terroir Morrellino di Scansano

Le Pupille – Delicious Summer Drinking For many lovers of Italian wine, the Fattoria Le Pupille winery and founder/owner Elisabetta Geppetti will need no introduction. Le Pupille’s name derives from the two farmhouses (the Pupils), located on the top of the hills near the village of Pereta, in the deep south of coastal Tuscany. We are in the Maremma, in a DOCG …

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Chiesa del Carmine – an authentic taste of Umbria

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Chiesa del Carmine – an authentic taste of Umbria Chiesa del Carmine is a restored estate in Umbria, some thirty minutes north of the twin delights of Perugia and Assissi. It’s near the Tuscan border, in a small limestone valley accessed from the river valley of the Upper Tiber (Fiume Tevere). This short article is about why their wines are worth …

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Pretty in Pink: Rosé wines for summer drinking

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Rosé wines summer drinking

Pretty in Pink: Rosé wines for summer drinking Rosé wines were thought irredeemably naff by past generations of wine drinkers. Only in this century have rosé wines come back into fashion after years of neglect. Now we can’t get enough of them, especially on sunny summer days. Indeed, rosé wines are so in vogue they are part of the basket …

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