(Photo ©Tom Hyland) A few thoughts today about some very tasty Italian wines I’ve enjoyed recently. Some of these are quite famous, a few not so famous, but they’re all extremely well made wines that offer a great deal of pleasure, both on their own and at the dinner table. 2012 Livio Felluga … Continue reading Pleasures to be Treasured
The Story of a Great Day in Alto Adige Text and Photos ©Tom Hyland Sundial at J. Hofstatter Winery, Tramin I’m fortunate enough to travel to Italy three or four times per year; thankfully, I never tire of it. Thus every day in la bella Italia, even if it’s cold and/or rainy, is a special … Continue reading Why I Love Italy – and the Italians!
Wine Chateau: Buy wine online with us and save. Carlo Schiopetto (Photo ©Tom Hyland) The hillsides of the Collio district (the word Collio means “hill”), are the home of some of the most vibrant white wines in the world. Here, varieties such as Friulano, Sauvignon (Blanc), Ribolla Gialla, Pinot Bianco and Ribolla Gialla are farmed to … Continue reading Schiopetto – Top 100
Vineyards at Cantina Terlano (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Two lovely wines to discuss today from one of the world’s most beautiful wine regions, Alto Adige. This stunning area, in northern Italy, bordering Austria, is famous for its bilingual use of Italian and German (the region is also known as Südtirol); in fact, in the early part … Continue reading Alto Adige Class
Elena Walch (Photo ©Tom Hyland) The region of Alto Adige, which straddles the border of Austria, is one of Italy’s most distinguished wine territories. Of the several zones, my favorite is situated in and around the town of Tramin in the southern reaches of the region. Known best for Gewurztraminer, – gewurz in German manes … Continue reading Elena Walch – Top 100
P Pecorino White variety from Abruzzo and Marche. Generally aged in stainless steel, though some vinters barrel age it, achieving a creaminess. Pear and apple aromas. Piedirosso Lovely red variety of Campania, literally meaning “red feet,” a descriptor for the birds that sit on the vines when they eat the ripe berries. High acid, … Continue reading Italian Varieties – P to S
Some of Italy’s finest white wines – and a few wonderful reds -are produced in the region of Alto Adige. In reality, Alto Adige is the northern part of the Trentino-Alto Adige region, but as Alto Adige is so different in nature from Trentino – as well as the rest of Italy – … Continue reading Alto Adige – Superb White Wines