Would you rather have a bouquet of Rosés than Roses? The benefits to having the Rosés are: enjoying rosé from all around the world, they will not turn brown or wilt; they smell just as lovely as a rose, and at times have the same aroma; and you do not have to remember, or want, to add water! With summer in full swing, with porch and poolside sitting, picnics and outside dining, here is a half-dozen bouquets of Rosé’s for you to enjoy.
Nebbiolo! The “wine of kings, the king of wines,” from the region of Barolo. As any good monarch would tell you, a King must have a Queen. Nebbiolo, from the Barbaresco region, is the “queen of wines.” Both of these powerful wine regions champion Nebbiolo viticulture and winemaking. They are only 10 miles apart in the Piedmont region of Italy, which is like comparing Cotes de Nuits and Cotes de Beaune Pinot Noirs regions in Burgundy, France. What formulates the contrasting style is just subtle differences based on topography, soil, and rules
There are grapes in the world that are planted in a wide range of environments. This is an absolute understatement. Of this vastness is a small number of varieties that have easily traveled from their homelands and have been planted around the world. Why? Because they are proven grapes that can produce high-quality wines and are not too fussy about where they are planted.
Yes, City Vino is writing about Italian wine again this Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving may be a United States holiday, but we just cannot ignore the fact that Italian wines make great pairings with our plethora of dishes on our respective dining room tables.
Similar to our climate here in Virginia, Italy is experiencing temperatures in the 45-to-60+-degree range, as spring is rapidly approaching both here and there. Join City Vino in-store this coming Saturday, February 26th, from noon to 4:00 pm for a taste of “Spring in Italy.”