I had the opportunity to meet owner and winemaker, Anna Muzzolini, of the Azienda Agricola Grillo winery of Friuli at a local wine shop. I was excited about the opportunity because Friuli is a region that isn’t talked about as much as some of the others nor visited as a top tourist destination adding to it's uniqueness. If you’re not familiar with...

The town of Montepulciano is located within the region of Tuscany, about 70 miles southwest of Florence. Bring your walking shoes because it's a steep uphill climb to the top on via di gracciano, but take your time as it's lined with plenty of shops and cafes to stop and take a break at. My favorite are the quiet, picturesque alleys that break off...

It’s an exciting month for us as we explore nebbiolo throughout all regions of Italy. The name nebbiolo is derived from the Piemontese word for nebbia, meaning fog. It derives from the fog that comes down from the mountains and roles over the Po Valley helping with the ripening of these grapes.

This month we explore coastal regions in Italy. Much of Italy's regions are bordering water so it's easy to find a region to talk about today. That's what makes Italy so unique in that you can travel to many a region, north to south, and be able to experience mountains, beaches and seas and the inland plains. According to wikipedia, Italy has over...

Pinot grigio has not always been a go-to when it comes to white wines for me, but if I am going to drink one I always turn to northeastern Italy, in particular the Alto Adige wine region. Pinot grigio unfortunately has been tarnished from the days of when high quantity, low quality pinot grigio were being produced. It still happens today, but there...

Vigne Surrau is a winery situated in the northern part of the island of Sardinia. This is definitely one of the few regions of Italy I have yet to visit, but is definitely top of my list, maybe even my next trip to Italy. Vigne Surrau, named after the valley within Sardinia of where they are located, was founded in 2000. They are located close to t...

WTI Magazine #78    2016 April 15Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin for www.vinotravelsitaly.com      Translation by:   Like some of the other regions we have covered since the beginning of the New Year, Molise is one of those regions not well sought after or on the list of your must go to regions within Italy. It's surrounded by a number of region...

  WTI Magazine #67    2015 September, 4Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin for www.vinotravelsitaly.com      Translation by:   It's summer time and mentally or physically being on the beach is just what the doctor ordered for most: that's why Sardinia is the perfect feature today as they have over 300 days of sunshine with a nice warm, Mediterranea...

  WTI Magazine #29    2014 May, 8Author : Vino OK      Translation by:   Friuli Annia and Aquileia is produced in Friuli, very fascinating region in northern Italy. More precisely, this wine is produced in a wide area including the towns of Carlino, San Giorgio di Nogaro, Marano Lagunare, Torviscosa, Castions di Strada, Porpetto, Bagnaria Arsa e...

  WTI Magazine #63    2015 June, 27Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin for www.vinotravelsitaly.com      Translation by:   Falanghina is one of the more popular white indigenous grapes of the Campania region along with fiano and greco di tufo. Feudi di San Gregorio was established in 1986 via a joint venture of 2 familiar, Capaldo and Ercolino, so...