Tag Archives : wine


Weekly Wine Quiz #32 – Piedmont 2

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 […]

Barolo Landscape

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 […]

3391273888_4aef0804f9_b

carignano

Wine Review: 2010 Cantina Mesa – Buio Buio 6

Today’s wine review is about a red wine from the island of Sardinia, one of the best good-value wine regions in Italy. Buio Buio is a Carignano varietal produced by Cantina Mesa.    2010 Cantina Mesa – Buio Buio – Isola dei Nuraghi IGT Cantina Mesa owns 70 hectares of vineyards in the historical region Sulcis-Iglesiente, […]


Weekly Wine Quiz #30 – Lombardy 10

Last year, I had a weekly theme called weekly wine quiz. Every week I posted a quiz which consisted of usually five questions and the following week I posted the answers. In July of 2013, I eventually ran out of questions and so the quiz came to an end after 29 editions.  I had planned to relaunch the […]

By Manuel License: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

2012 Planeta - Chardonnay - Sicilia DOC

Wine Review: 2012 Planeta – Chardonnay – Sicilia DOC 8

Last week I spent some days at the beautiful Lago di Como (Lake Como) on the Italian-Swiss border where I tried some fantastic wines. There is no wine making tradition at Lake Como so most wines were from different regions of Italy. One of the whites that convinced me most was the new 2012 Chardonnay from the Sicilian winery Planeta. Planeta […]


An Austrian Classic: 2013 Schlosskellerei Gobelsburg – Lössterrassen Grüner Veltliner 8

Kamptal The Kamptal is one of Austria’s most successful white wine regions and centered around Langenlois, the largest Austrian wine-growing municipality. Named after the river Kamp, a left tributary of the Danube, the Kamptal has earned itself an international reputation for outstanding Riesling and Grüner Veltliner. The Kamptal has a vineyard area of more than 3.800 hectares with a terroir […]

Greeen, Yellow and Red