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The Art of the Bubbly with Cantine Ferrari

In the world of wine, the sparkling category is sometimes viewed as a strange appendage to a bulbous body. Many of us acknowledge we enjoy bubbles in wine, but very few of us understand how it’s made. Luckily, I was recently a participant in the inaugural class of Sparkling Wine Camp in northern Italy. For […]

Franciacorta: Italy's prime bead of sparkling wines

Lombardia is one of Italy’s northernmost territories and winemaking has long been a farming practice with records of vineyard plantings dating to the thirteenth century. Winemaking is often overshadowed by the fashion industry based in the capitol city of Milan. Many agricultural products, such as wine, often play second fiddle to the plush silks and […]