Apulia Sparkles

It is a long-standing stereotype that “the south” cannot make sparkling wines of any real interest because the climate is too hot and sunny, meaning the grapes that thrive there lack the necessary acidity for great sparkling wine the grapes that are generally acknowledged as making the best sparkling wines (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, even Riesling) […]

VIA Italian Wine Ambassador … or Expert

So, you would like to become a VIA Italian Wine Ambassador…or, dare I say it, perhaps even Expert? This is an excellent decision, and I’m going to tell you why. But first, a bit of background. VIA stands for Vinitaly International Academy. For successful participants, the course offers certification of expertise in Italian wines. The […]