2007 Tenute Loacker – Levante – IGT Toscana Those of you that read this blog on at least a regular basis know that the Tuscan wines from Tenute Loacker are among my favorite. The other day I decided to uncork a 2007 Levante and straight away I want to say that the wine was spectacular.
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Pugnitello – The Forgotten Grape Today’s topic is an ancient and almost forgotten red grape from Northern Tuscany: Pugnitello. Usually we associate Sangiovese with Tuscany as its the grape behind the likes of some of Italy’s best known wines including Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and of course Brunello di Montalcino. Pugnitello used
Hello folks! I am back safe and sound. My time in Italy was great. It is one of my favorite destinations. The food was delicious, the wines outstanding and the weather excellent. Unfortunately, I couldn’t blog that much. Sorry about that. Just before I went on vacation I received a sample of an Apulian red
Hello from Bologna! I had a good flight to Florence and after visiting half a day in the city I took a high-speed train to Bologna – the capital city of the Emilia Romagna. Just half a day in Florence? Well I’ll go back to Florence next week and I’ve actually visited the city a
Food & Wine Pairing: Grilled Shrimp There is no better way to enjoy summer than with delicious grilled shrimp paired with a fantastic white wine. That’s why A Pug In The Kitchen and Vino In Love teamed up for a food & wine pairing project. Suzanne, an amazing cook and the author of A Pug
Franciacorta Italy is not only home to some of the world’s very best red and white wines. Over the last centuries, the country developed a tradition to produce sparkling wines. Because Italian wine legislation is sometimes quite difficult to understand, I wrote a guide which should help you to understand the differences between a Vino
Disclaimer: The wine was provided by the winery. All opinions are my own. For more information regarding my sample policy visit this page. A few months ago, Italy celebrated its National Holiday known Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day). The Italian Consulate in Munich organized a big party with lots of food and great wine. Unfortunately