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Wine and Italy’s Unification

Wine and Italy’s Unification Italian Unification was the sociopolitical movement from 1848-1871 that brought the various states of the Italian peninsula together. During the process, Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) led the republican push for unification […]

Nebbiolo Grape Variety: Guide to a Noble Piedmont Vine

Nebbiolo Grape Variety: Guide to a Noble Piedmont Vine One of the most prestigious and enigmatic grape kinds is Nebbiolo. It produces very complex wines that are refined and potent and have a great […]

The Underrated Barbera Variety of Italian Grapes

The Underrated Barbera Variety of Italian Grapes Barbera is Italy’s third most planted red wine grape after the Tuscan Sangiovese and Montepulciano. Also known as Barbera Nera, this grape shines for its quality, elegance, […]

March 3

March 3, 1932: On this day, Lalou Bize-Leroy was born in Paris, France. Bize-Leroy owns the Burgundy estates Domaine Leroy and Domaine d’Auvenay, the negociant firm Maison Leroy was the long-time co-manager for Domaine […]

October 29

October 29, 1969: On this day, Golden Globe winning movie The Secret of Santa Vittoria was released. The film, directed by Stanley Kramer, is about a vineyard town named Santa Vittoria, which hid a […]

April 8

April 8, 1933: On this day, people could legally consume beer and wine with a lower percentage of alcohol thanks to the Cullen-Harrison Act, which was passed around ten months before the 21st Amendment […]

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