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: A Guide to the Noble Piedmont Vine

Nebbiolo Grape Variety: A Guide to the Noble Piedmont Vine Nebbiolo is considered amongst the noblest Italian varietals and one of the most mysterious. The “one that grows in the fog” produces exceptionally complex […]

The Underrated Italian Varietal, Barbera

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

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, 1838: On this day the SS Great Western departed from Bristol in England bound for New York City. It was the first steamship built for the specific purposes of crossing the Atlantic […]

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