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5 Fun Facts About Chardonnay… Plus a Wine Story About Charlemagne

Emperor Charlemagne (who probably preferred the name Charles the Great) became the first Holy Roman Emperor in 800 A.D., culminating a career that had seen him unite most of Western Europe and serve as the King of Italy. But as

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Posted in Wine in the Glass

The Rest of the Story About Carignano from Sant’Antioco

I’ve been writing the Tasting Notes that accompany the wines featured by Vinesse for 20 years. I haven’t kept track precisely, but a pretty fair estimate would be a few thousand Tasting Notes. When a fairly new addition to the

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Posted in Editor's Journal

Exploring Soave: The Region and the Wine

Soave is one of the major tourism districts of Italy’s Verona area, thanks to its amazing historical and architectural sites, and its postcard-worthy vineyards. Soave wines are known for their fresh, delicate character that emphasizes the aromatic qualities of its

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Posted in Wine Region Profiles

The Sights and Flavors of Lake Como… In Person or in Your Home

Sometime late in 2016, I’m planning to take my new bride and her daughter to Italy. We have already begun the planning process. We’re watching all of Rick Steves’ Italy-related programs, picking the minds of friends who have been there,

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Posted in Our Wine Travel Log
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