Italian Wine Classification – What Does it Mean?

Italian Wine Classification – What Does it Mean?

When you are in the store purchase wine from Italy you see labels with DOCG, DOC, IGT and Vino de Tavola, what does it all mean? It’s the Italian wine classification system. Pretty much it dictates what grapes go in the bottle. Let’s take a look at each...
2 Italian Wines Paired with Lamb Osso Bucco

2 Italian Wines Paired with Lamb Osso Bucco

What do you do when you are waiting for the winter storm that calls for a little bit of everything from snow to rain to high winds, you make Osso Bucco and hope the power stays on.  That is what I did 2 weeks ago and I paired it with 2 Italian wines.  ...
2 Italian Wines: Compare and Contrast

2 Italian Wines: Compare and Contrast

 What do you pair with two Italian wines, one a young Barbera and one a Dolcetto both from the Piedmont region of Italy?  Leftover Filet Mignon and Pasta. Neither of these wines saw any oak.  All aged in stainless steel.  They both reacted...
Soave – Italy’s Leading White Wine

Soave – Italy’s Leading White Wine

Let me introduce you to Soave.  I have to admit, this is my first time tasting Soave.  I got asked to participate in #SommChat and felt honored and was excited because this was a wine I heard about but never had the opportunity to taste. Soave is made from...