Tuscany or Toscana, as it is known in Italian, in central Italy is not only the country’s most important and well known wine region, it was also where the Renaissance movement began in the 14th century in the city of Florence. It covers a region
A good way to discover new wines is to focus on a common theme such as, wines from regions with a Mediterranean climate. This will involve tasting grapes you may not be familiar with and take you from Valencia to Italy, Croatia, Greece, Lebanon, Chile
The wines of Valpolicella come from the region of the Veneto in northern Italy, just north of the city of Verona, famous for its amphitheatre and the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. To the West is Lake Garda, the Alps are to the North
One of the best ways to relive the last days of summer and ease your way back into the routine is through the wines from the place where you have been. Do you remember watching the sun set with a glass of wine in your
When referring to essential wines for everyday it is like having a ‘Little Black Dress’ for women or a pair of favourite faded jeans for men; wines that you can rely on for any occasion. It is important to always have bottles of your favourite
While not well known Sicilian Wines are well worth checking out. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, home of ‘The Godfather’s’ Corleone family (there really is a village called Corleone) and Mount Etna, the most active volcano in Europe as well as one
Prosecco has become a worldwide phenomenon so much so that the supply cannot meet global demand.
What is Prosecco and what is behind the success of this iconic sparkling wine from Italy?
Prosecco is a refreshing, light, aromatic sparkling wine with a citrusy flavour with a hint
Rome is one of the most popular weekend break destinations for tourists. So when buying Italian wine, which should you ask for when sitting in a Roman piazza? Italian wines can be superb but it can be complicated to understand the grape varieties and regions.
Last week I was in the south of Italy tasting the wines of Ischia, in the Bay of Naples. I imagine that nearly everyone who reads www.thewineplace.es/wineblog has been to Rome or Naples but not to Ischia. Old friends from Australia had suggested that we
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