WTI Magazine #43    2014 September, 17Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin      Translation by:   If you have ever been to Italy you will understand how many wineries there are and places to taste wine and olive oil. It can be overwhelming which one to stop in at. I was invited by Robert Dwyer of the Wellesley Wine Press to write this blog as he w...

  WTI Magazine #51    2015 January, 9Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin      Translation by:   A few weeks ago I sampled a variety of Italian wines from Vinilandia's portfolio at The Wine Steward. The wines we tried included: 2012 Cappella Saint Andrea Vernaccia di San Gimignano; 2011 Tola Grillo Sicilia IGT; 2007 Luigi Baudana Dolcetto d'Alba Pie...

  WTI Magazine #66    2015 August, 21Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin for www.vinotravelsitaly.com      Translation by:   In a recent tasting I sampled an indigenous and native white grape, known as autochthonous grapes, to central Italy, specifically Abruzzo and Marche regions. This grape I'm sharing today is pecorino. Pecorino is an early ripe...

  WTI Magazine #32    2014 May, 29Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin      Translation by:   The Torciano estate was founded in 1720 by Bartolomeo Giacchi, whom was originially from Florence, but moved to San Gimiganano. The winery became a place for passerbys on the way to Rome to rest and drink where the Giacchi family could sell their wines and...

  WTI Magazine #41    2014 July, 30Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin      Translation by:   Rosé wines in Italy are known as rosato. These wines came about years and years ago when Italians were trying to produce deep colored wines, but they didn't have the temperature control methods that we have today, therefore, the heat would stop the process...

  WTI Magazine #28    2014 May, 1Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin      Translation by:   One of the days while staying in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany I toured a few of the wineries in the reknowned Chianti Classico region as discussed in one of my previous blogs, Chianti region. A very well known producer, Castellare di Castellina, was...

  WTI Magazine #50    2014 December, 26Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin      Translation by:   Just like the United States has every state producing wine, so does Italy with wine regions. Today we're going to cover the Lazio region, also known as Latium. Without knowing it most of you will be familiar with it or have even been to it as it houses...

  WTI Magazine #30    2014 May, 15Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin      Translation by:   Italy has hundreds of grape varietals, which the majority of them many won't know. The varietal I'm writing about today comes from southern Italy and is called Falanghina.    

  WTI Magazine #56    2015 March, 20Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin      Translation by:   I'm not a huge fan of sparkling wines myself, but I'll still always try them as I will give anything a chance. The reason I don't care for them more is because of the carbon dioxide. I tend to enjoy wines that have softer bubbles. If you are a lover of sp...

  WTI Magazine #44    2014 October, 1Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin      Translation by:   The Donnafugata winery holds 160 years of experience with owner Giacomo Rallo combining his experience with his wife Gabriella and her experience in the industry. The two combined, along with their two children Jose' and Antonio, are one of the limited w...