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Wine appellations, are really nonsense?

Are wine appellations really nonsense? Are appellations the reason why Lidl sells Chianti at £3.99? Will it make any difference if instead of the “appellation” the label will have the grape? 1,029 more words


Old World for 500, Alex

Light garnet, heavily bricking.  Big, big funk–all KINDS of old wet Euro dog funk–rolls off in droves to the point you almost consider it tainted.  But it is not.   153 more words


Montecucco DOC

The Montecucco wine region is situated in Southern Tuscany between Montalcino the birthplace of the famous Brunello di Montalcino DOCG wine – and Scansano – the home of the gorgeous… 270 more words


Morellino di Scansano DOCG

Tuscany offers us a virtually inexhaustible range of extraordinary wines. The next we will discuss is the Morellino di Scansano DOCG Sangiovese-based red wine, which has not yet received the recognition it deserves. 414 more words


Amare (To Love) Amarone

It is not hard to love Amarone. The luscious liquid, hailing from the area around Verona in Italy, seduces you from the moment it touches your lips. 521 more words


Wine and Grape: The Sangiovese

In the previous posts we discussed at length about Tuscany’s most significant wines – Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano… 400 more words


Wine and Info: VdT, IGT, DOC and DOCG Italian wines

If you pick up a bottle of Italian wine, you’ll likely find one of these designations somewhere on the label. But what do they mean? 364 more words