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

Oltrepò Pavese

Oltrepo' Pavese winesOltrepò Pavese is 40 miles south of Milan and frequently called Tuscany of the North. It is the largest wine-producing area of Lombardy and one of the largest in Italy. Unfortunately, it’s not well known in the U.S. However, Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese is seeking to change that, as we recently discovered in a webinar. Please join us on this journey to learn more about these wines. Thanks for being our guide, Susannah Gold, founder of Vigneto Communications. Read on for details.

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Albino Armani

Albino ArmaniUntil recently, we liked Pinot Grigio, but we didn’t love it. But then we tasted wine from the master, Pinot Grigio Specialist Albino Armani in Italy. Now we love it. At a webinar with this Pinot Grigio expert, we discovered that the name Albino Armani has its roots in 400 years of passion for wine. Hence, the full name, Albino Armani Viticoltori dal 1607. Today, his family owns five estates, comprising of 330 hectares of vineyards. The wines are divine. And they’re available in the U.S. Read on to learn more.

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