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

Odds and Ends – My Favorites from VinItaly

A stunning Franciacorta, some gorgeous 2009 whites and that Vermentino Nero: Robert Princic, Proprietor, Gradis’ciutta, Friuli (Photo ┬ęTom Hyland) Back from another VinItaly and bursting with dozens of beautiful wines I’d like to talk about – and I didn’t even get to taste any wines from Abruzzo, Alto Adige or Sicily. Here are thoughts on … Continue reading Odds and Ends – My Favorites from VinItaly