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The Quintessential Quintarelli

The Veneto in northern Italy is home to some of the country’s most famous wineries. One winery

A typical wine label from Guiseppe Quintarelli

in particular has managed to set itself apart from the rest of the pack. Behind the trademark, hand-written labels, hidden from the world beneath the cork, are wines that are […]

Interview with Michele Jermann of Azienda Agricola Jermann, Friuli, Italy

The wines of Silvio Jermann from northeastern Italy have helped create a high demand for quality Italian wines. The winery is best known for its white

Jermann's 'Vintage Tunina'; a field blend of international and indigenous varieties

wines, such as ‘Vintage Tunina’, a field blend of five grapes, and ‘Dreams’, the award-winning Chardonnay. Silvio […]

Get To Know Your Grapes: Corvina

The Veneto’s most prestigious wine is Amarone della Valpolicella; a rich wine with aromas of raisins and spice. Amarone, derived from the Italian word, “amaro”, meaning “bitter” is produced from grapes that after the harvest are dried on straw mats or are hung from overheard rafters. Although up to fifteen grape varieties are permitted in […]