Consorzio Asti, established in 1932, protects and promotes the Italian sparklers from Moscato d’Asti DOCG and Asti Spumante DOCG. These are bubbles used for toasting around the world, and a pride of Italian viticulture and oenology. These sparkling wines come from Moscato Bianco grapes, a variety that grows in the green hills of Piedmont. The wines are slightly sweet and pair well with desserts. Or enjoy them on their own as an aperitivo or digestivo. Read on for details.
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Favorite Wines in 2022 – Part 3
Here are our favorite wines in 2022 – Part 3. You might recall that in early January we revealed our favorite 20 wines last year. We compiled the list after tasting hundreds of wines in 2022. These 20 wines made a lasting impression. However, we simply published a list of the wines, with links to their wineries. Therefore, over the next few weeks, we will be sharing more details about these wines. Read on for Part 3. Continue reading
Vancouver International Wine Festival
All my wine experiences started in Vancouver, where I lived most of my life before moving to the U.S. So, we really want to attend the Vancouver International Wine Festival, April 22-30, in my favorite city in the world. Continue reading
We opened a bottle of Ottella wine from Lugana on Christmas Day, and another on New Year’s Eve. But really, these wines from the Turbiana grape are perfect all year round. Ottella has been producing them since 1905 – the first and only Veronese producer of Lugana at that time. They check all our boxes for beautiful white wine – mineral-driven, elegant and complex, with citrus, salinity and refreshing acidity. Consequently, these two Ottella wines — Le Creete and Lugana DOC — shine with personality and character. They are versatile, approachable, age-worthy and food-friendly.