Anteprima Tre Bicchieri 2018: i Vini di Sicilia

Iniziano le anteprime della Guida del Gambero Rosso e si parte dalla Sicilia, presente come mai prima: 22 Tre Bicchieri a testimonianza del periodo di grande crescita dei Vini di Sicilia. Continue reading “Anteprima Tre Bicchieri 2018: i Vini di Sicilia”

6 Top Sicilian Wines You Need To Try

Nice tips about Sicilian Wines from this article on Prestige On Line:

The sizable island of Sicily at the south-west tip of Italy’s “boot” is a wine region unto itself, one of 20 in Italy, and is considered to produce some of the country’s best. With vineyards mostly on the west and east coasts of the 28,000-square-kilometre island, much of the wine here benefits from excellent climatic and soil conditions, as well as know-how that dates back centuries. We take a look at some of the top producers. Continue reading “6 Top Sicilian Wines You Need To Try”

Etna: nuovi vini molto antichi

Emozionante il racconto dell’Etna, fatto da alcuni dei suoi più grandi protagonisti: Andrea Franchetti, Alberto Graci, Salvo Di Bella, Benjamin Spencer, Salvo Foti e Frank Cornelissen su Rai Italia:

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Lo trovate cliccando qui.


Etna Wine Scales the Heights (Wine-Searcher)

-SeearcherEtna is full of surprises, as Planeta winemaker Patricia Toth can tell you. As the winery produces wines from several different estates across Sicily, Toth understands the uniqueness of Etna.

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A Week-Night Dinner in Sicily (#ItalianFWT)

The Swirling Dervish

Raw Swordfish at Fish Market (Close-Up) Sicilian Swordfish Fresh Off the Boat (photo by BingoKid)

This Saturday the Italian Food Wine Travel group is off to Sicily for an exploration of the island’s food, wine, history, and culture.  Why don’t you join us?  We gather (virtually) at 11 am eastern time, following the #ItalianFWT on Twitter.  On the first Saturday of each month the group focuses on a particular region of Italy, sharing travel tips as well as food and wine discoveries.  It’s always a lively discussion, and I come away inspired to track down a new wine or test a new recipe.  Our guide to Sicily will be Martin Redmond, of Enofylz Wine Blog fame, and it’s sure to be a good time!  Here’s what’s on tap for the chat:

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Le Quattro Viti 2017 AIS della Sicilia

Altro giro, altri premi! E’ il turno delle Quattro Viti della Guida Vitae dell’AIS.

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I “Vini di Veronelli 2017” Siciliani

Altro giro, altra guida, altre opinioni e valutazioni (sempre, naturalmente, suscettibili di discussione, critica, approvazione o meno).

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Etna Rosso: Wine from the Slopes of an Active Volcano #ItalianFWT


Volcanic Wines Erupt on #ItalianFWT
This month, our Italian Food Wine & Travel group is exploring the topic of Volcanic Wines from Italy. Cruise down further in this post to see what my fellow Italophiles have posted, and if you see this in time, join our chat. Saturday, Sept. 3 at 10am CDT look for the #ItalianFWT hashtag on Twitter. We love visitors!

Valle Galfina Etna Rosso and Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso The grapes for Etna Rosso wines are grown on the slopes of an active volcano, Mt. Etna.

The Mystery of Mt. Etna – Active Volcano and Vineyard
On our first Italian Food Wine & Travel group’s virtual trip through Italy, I fell completely in love with Sicily. A very large island off the toe of Italy’s boot, Sicily offers an incredible variety of landscapes, seaside, grapes, and foods. After all, where else in the world do you eat a gelato filled brioche for breakfast?

I sampled…

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Italian wines from Mondo Imports: Passopisciaro (The Australian)


In Australia, raccontano i vini dell’Etna in questo modo

2013 Cantina Passopisciaro Etna Rosso, Sicily, about $70.

Made from the Sicilian native grape nerello mascalese, a variety that brings to mind a hypothetical cocktail of pinot noir, nebbiolo and a dash of carignan for good measure. The rich volcanic vineyard soils of Etna are on full display with aromas of warm, smoky earth characters combining with mixed Mediterranean spices. The flavours are uncompromisingly savoury, with characters of Italian herbs and minerals and a bright sour-cherry acidity keeping this medium-bodied wine on its toes, notwithstanding its alcoholic strength of 14 per cent. If you enjoy chateauneuf or barolo, give it a try.

Sorgente: Italian wines from Mondo Imports: Passopisciaro, Monsanto, Piero Langhe and Fratelli D’Anna