Appassimento

Bamboo racks at Masi used for appassimento (Photo ©Tom Hyland) I recently visited the Valpolicella district (see vineyard photos here) and was able to see up close the appassimento process at several cellars. This process is the method in which two of this district’s most iconic red wines – Amarone della Valpolicella and Recioto della … Continue reading Appassimento

Wines of Veneto

Cartizze Vineyards, Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene (Photo ©Tom Hyland) On Monday and Tuesday of this week, Chicago was host to the Wines of Veneto for several events, including a sit-down seminar featuring 10 Venetian wines, a dinner at Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush and two Prosecco tastings, one at a Treasure Island retail outlet and one at a steakhouse … Continue reading Wines of Veneto

Amarone

  Few wines produced anywhere in the world have captured wine consumers’ imaginations as has Amarone. Rich and powerful, this is a red wine that is appealing upon release, but offers an entirely different sensation when consumed a decade or more after the vintage. Amarone is produced in the Valpolicella zone, just north and west … Continue reading Amarone