Category Archives : Veneto


The Valpolicella and its Wines 8

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve tasted a bunch of wines from the Valpolicella and have also attended two Valpolicella tastings. At the end of this post I will share all my tasting notes with you. The Valpolicella The Valpolicella is a pattern of different valleys between Lake Garda and the mountain chain of the Monti […]

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2001 Serafini & Vidotto -Il Rosso dell'Abbazzia - Veneto IGT

Wine Review: 2001 Serafini & Vidotto – Il Rosso dell’Abazia – IGT Veneto 19

Last week I was inviting some friends for a dinner over and as time passed by some very good wine bottles were uncorked. Today’s review is dedicated to the 2001 Serafini & Vidotto Il Rosso dell’Abazia. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. I will mention the other wines at the end of […]


Supermarket Amarone: 2010 Cantina di Negrar – Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC 27

While I was grocery shopping the other day I stumbled over a bottle of Amarone della Valpolicella Classico. Usually I don’t buy wine at the supermarket but an Amarone for just 14.99€? How in the world is that possible? I asked myself how this would taste and so I decided to buy a bottle of […]

2010 Cantina di Negrar - Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC

2012 Villa Merighi - Fiore Rosso - IGT Rosso Veneto

Perfect Summer Red & Site Update 25

I realize that summer is not the major time for reds and that most people prefer white wines and rosé on a warm summer’s evening. However, not every red wine is full-bodied, heavy and tannic. Perfect Summer Red What is the perfect summer red? This question does not have a single answer but in my […]


Preview: 2007 Trabucchi d’Illasi – Dandarin – Rosso Veneto IGT 14

I have exciting news! Starting from September, Trabucchi will sell its new Dandarin! But it gets even better: I was given a preview bottle and have already tasted the new 2007 Dandarin. I have previously reviewed the 2005 Dandarin which is listed in my current top 10. Trabucchi d’Illasi Trabucchi d’Illasi is an Italian winery […]

2007 Trabucchi d'Illasi - Dandarin - Rosso Veneto IGT

2004 Trabucchi d'Illasi - Amarone - Ammarone della Valpolicella DOC

2004 Trabucchi d’Illasi – ‘Amarone’ – Amarone della Valpolicella DOC 12

2004 Trabucchi d’Illasi – ‘Amarone’ – Amarone della Valpolicella DOC As some of you might remember from my last blog post, Vino in Love’s blog anniversary was on May 14th. Of course, every anniversary needs to be celebrated with a proper wine. My choice was a 2004 Trabucchi d’Illasi Amarone. To regular readers of this […]


Exploring Italian Whites: Lugana & 2012 Pratello – Terre Bianche – Lugana DOC 15

Exploring Italian Whites: Lugana Today we are going to talk about Lugana. Lugana is one of Italy’s oldest appellation for white (and sparkling) wine. The wine is produced predominately with 100% Trebbiano but up to 10% of other white grapes are permitted, as well. Over the last few years, Lugana has become increasingly popular. The […]

2012 Pratello Lugana DOC