Beach Wines

Beach Wines from ItalyAs the summer days cool off, there’s still plenty of time to open some beach wines. No, not wines that you take to the beach. Sadly, there aren’t many of those days left this summer. Rather, wines that come from coastal areas with a beach. As well, it’s fun to pair wine with food from the same country. For example, an Italian Chianti complements Pasta Bolognese. The same goes for wines grown near beaches. For instance, we tasted these crisp white wines that go well with regional meals.
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San Felice

San Felice Vigorello and CampogiovanniWe recently opened two standout Italian wines from San Felice, the historic estate located in the heart of Chianti Classico territory. San Felice Vigorello 2018 marks the 50th vintage of the first Supertuscan produced in Chianti Classico. Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino has placed in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list five times. Read on for more details about San Felice and these two attractive wines. Continue reading

Lugana Turbiana

Lugana TurbianaI am a Lugana Lover. And I have wanted to drink more wine from Lugana since I was first introduced to the Turbiana grape and the wine region in Italy two years ago. Lugana Turbiana checks all our boxes for beautiful white wine – mineral-driven, elegant and complex, with citrus, salinity and refreshing acidity. Consequently, these wines shine with personality and character in every single sip. They are versatile, approachable, age-worthy, food friendly and wallet friendly. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any during the pandemic. And I looked hard! So, you can imagine my joy when Vigneto Communications sent us this shipment of 2020 Turbiana. Read on to learn more about the region, the grape and the wine.

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Cantine Ermes

Cantine Ermes WinesOur exploration into the wines of Cantine Ermes continued last week, as we opened five wines from their Vento di Mare and Quattro Quarti collections. We previously tasted three Ermes wines last Thanksgiving. Cantine Ermes is one of the biggest organic wineries in southern Italy. Their wallet-friendly, tasty wines drink above their price point (from $12-$18) and are available in the U.S. Read on for details. Continue reading