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Mionetto Prosecco DOC Organic

In this episode, we pop the top on some Mionetto Prosecco DOC made with organically grown grapes! Listen carefully – you can hear the cork POP!

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Valdo Prosecco Brut DOC

The Valdo Prosecco Brut DOC is a Sparkling wine produced from the Glera grape in the Prosecco DOC a short distance away from Venice, Italy. With Prosecco it is common to see non-vintage wines, so you will not often see a vintage date but you will see the initials DOC or DOCG. The DOC is basically…

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Luca & Luigi Pinot Grigio 2015

The Luca & Luigi Pinot Grigio 2015 is an IGP classified wine sourced from vineyards in Northern Italy. The label says IGT Delle Venezie, but that’s old news. IGT or P wine indicates that the grapes are representative of the particular growing area, but in someway do not conform with the regulations of the DOC. When…

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San Bachelli Chianti DOCG 2011

The 2011 San Bachelli DOCG Chianti is an ALDI’s $4.99 import exclusive. Chianti is a wine produced from grapes grown in the Chianti zone of central Tuscany in Italy. The Chianti region has several sub regions, but the two main regions are Chianti Classico and  the regular Chianti, Chianti Classico has a better reputation and…

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NV Candoni Prosecco DOC

When it comes to bubbly, I love a nice Prosecco. It’s Italy’s answer to Champagne. The difference? Well, both are sparkling wines from Europe that lean towards being drier than sweeter. Both have to be produced in very specific places and using very specific methods. Champagne is sparkling wine made primarily from only three grapes…

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La Loggia 2008 Barbaresco

One of the things I love about Italian wine is that they taste like nothing I’ve ever had before. This is because most of the Italian wine grapes or varietals are native only to Italy and rarely do well elsewhere.  A perfect example of this is in Italy’s premier wine region of Piedmont in which…

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2010 Vini Ciccariello Pinot Grigio

Their Merlot is an awesome value and has been selling out everywhere. Now here’s their Pinot Grigio and it’s just as wonderful a deal as the Merlot. Hints of lemon grass and apricot with a small amount of acidity. Not watery like other examples out there at the same price. Easy drinking and yummy. This…

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