News Archives: Italy

Alto Piemonte: A Region on the Rise

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Ninety miles northeast of Alba, hidden at the base of the Italian Alps, is the little-known winegrowing area of Alto Piemonte. The region, which acquired its name more for its high altitude than for its relative location to the Langhe (the name literally translates to ‘high Piedmont’), is an Alpine paradise set amid forest-clad hills on the … Read More

Skurnik Goes to Italy 2016

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Italy… Home to more varieties of grapes and cheeses than any other country. Italy… Whose beauty has stunned the world since the counting of time. Italy… Where wine is as much a part of life as coffee and breathing! In July, we embarked on a journey through this remarkable country.  We wound our way from the … Read More

Gini: Family & Tradition in Soave

Gini: Family & Tradition in Soave

The Gini family has roots in the Soave Classico region dating from the sixteenth century, and owns 25 hectares of vineyards situated on the very best hillside position of the appellation. Extremely low yields, low-interference viticulture, and devoted attention to the expression of the particular crus results in wines that are not only among the … Read More

Paolo Scavino: Barolo is the Family Business

Paolo Scavino: Barolo is the Family Business 1

Part I: Paolo Scavino: Tradition in the Heart of Castiglione Falletto Part II: Paolo Scavino: A Passion for Terroir The most remarkable thing about Enrico Scavino is that even today, this man ever longs to make better Barolo. Decades at the helm of his family estate, founded in 1921, have already proven him a leader in the … Read More