Italy’s 50 Best White Wines

Sabino Loffredo, winemaker, Pietracupa, Montefredane, Campania  His Greco di Tufo is one of Italy’s 10 greatest white wines  (Photo ©Tom Hyland) I’ll get right to it – Italian white wines are among the finest whites in the world. If you’ve been tasting them over the past decade, you know that to be true (unfortunately, there …


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Adriatic Pleasures

Every industry needs new ideas – this is true no matter how large or small a business we are talking about. The wine industry welcomes new wines from emerging markets all the time, yet many of these wines are their country’s vintners’ take on recognized varieties seen around the world. I recently tasted three wines … Continue reading Adriatic Pleasures

Friuli – The Great Whites of Collio and Colli Orientali

Located in the far northeastern reaches of Italy, Friuli is one of the country’s most distinctive wine regions. Though some intriguing reds and a few remarkable dessert wines are made here, it is the singular white wines that give this region its strongest viticultural identity. There are nine different DOC districts in Friuli; the most … Continue reading Friuli – The Great Whites of Collio and Colli Orientali