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Wine Quiz #35 – Umbria 2

It is time for this week’s wine quiz. We are continuing the Italian Regions and today it is all about Umbria but before we get to the questions we will go over the answers of last week’s edition. Answers Wine Quiz #34 Q1: Amarone, a blend of red varieties, is among the most prestigious Veneto wines. Name […]

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Rare Grapes: Calabria 8

Today’s post is about Calabria and its many ancient grape varieties including Magliocco – not to be confused with Gaglioppo. Calabria is one of those Italian wine regions that still offers many good value wines. One reason for this is that Calabria did a rather poor job at marketing its wines and so they are still […]


Weekly Wine Quiz #34 – Veneto 6

Usually, Wednesday is wine quiz time on Vino in Love and I had intended to post this yesterday but somehow things got in-between and so it’s a day late. Before we get to the quiz, here are the answers from last edition. Q1: Roughly how much Aosta Valley wine is produced by cooperative wineries? A) 25% B) 50% C) 75% […]

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2011 Tenute Loacker - Tasnim - Alto Adige IGT

Not Your Typical Sauvignon Blanc 12

Schiava, Lagrein and Gewürztraminer are among the most commonly associated grape varieties with South Tyrol but the region is also home to some astonishing white wines from international varieties like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Tenute Loacker is one of the wineries that produces varietals out of these international varieties and in today’s wine review we will take […]


Weekly Wine Quiz #32 – Piedmont 11

Wednesday is wine quiz time on Vino in Love but before we get to the quiz, here are the answers from last week’s edition. Answers for Wine Quiz #31 Q1: True or False: Trento DOC is an appellation for white and rosé sparkling wines. A1: True Q2: In South Tyrol, Schiava is the most important grape variety but in […]

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2001 La Rioja Alta - Vina Ardanza Reserva Especial

Vina in Love goes Rioja 9

Todays’s wine highlight is the Vina Ardanza Reserva Especial from La Rioja Alta. Rioja Alta The Rioja Alta is one of the three sub-regions in Spain’s world-famous Rioja wine region – the other two sub-regions are Rioja Baja and Rioja Alavesa. It is centred around the town Haro and covers the western territory of the Rioja, […]


Weekly Wine Quiz #31 – Trentino-Alto Adige 7

Wednesday is wine quiz time on Vino in Love but before we get to the quiz, here are the answers from last week’s edition. Answers For Wine Quiz #30 Q1: The Valtellina is famous for a red wine from partially dried grapes that undergo an appassimento process just like Amarone. Unlike most other passito wines this one is dry. What is the […]

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