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Celebrating Virginia Wine Month with the Patriarch of Modern Virginia Wine

Celebrating Virginia Wine Month with the Patriarch of Modern Virginia Wine

Gabriele Rausse may not be a household name in your home, but much of the post-Jeffersonian modern success of the Virginia wine industry can be tied back to this unassuming man from Valdagno Italy. The Zonin family hired Rausse to come across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States in 1976, to start Barboursville Vineyards.

South Africa

South Africa

This weekend, Friday October 15 and Saturday October 16, City Vino travels the world with a destination of South Africa—specifically the area known as the coastal region. South Africa is the ninth-largest wine-producing market in the world. The country has about 230,000 acres of vines, producing 1.5 million tons of grapes (2021 harvest) of which 45 percent are red grapes and 55 percent are white grapes.

Sicily

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Sicily

Sicily, a large, strange island in the middle of the Mediterranean. For a good portion of history, it had been a strategic point to conquer and impose ones’ culture upon, that is if you can walk and then communicate over the mountains. Let us start from the beginning.