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  • WINE

    Asti DOCG

    Asti DOCG It is the historical sparkling area of Piedmont. The wine is 100% Moscato Bianco. The production method is very particular: they don’t do the second fermentation  in the bottle like Metodo Classico (or Champagne), neither in tanks like for Prosecco. As a matter of fact, they don’t do the second fermentation at all! They keep the must chilled and when it is time to produce the wine, they put the must in the tanks for just one fermentation and they bottled afterwards.  We are working on this Asti DOCG appellation description.Please come back soon.Send us an e-mail if you are looking for more info atcheers@drinkitalian.com In the meantime, if you…

  • WINE

    Alta Langa DOCG

    Alta Langa DOCG It is the new sparkling area of Piedmont, an appellation born officially in 2002. The wines are “metodo classico” ( with the second fermentation in bottle) and use International varieties: Pinot Nero and Chardonnay. No still wines are allowed in this area. We are working on this Alta Langa DOCG appellation description.Please come back soon.Send us an e-mail if you are looking for more info atcheers@drinkitalian.com In the meantime, if you are in the mood for a good book, you can try:– The Modern History of Italian Wine by Walter Filipputti– Hidden Gems of Italy: An Insider’s Secret Formula To Find Top-Class Italian Wines At Value Prices And Taste La…

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Vespaiola

    Vespaiola is a grape mainly found in the province of Vicenza, in Veneto, where it is used for still, sparkling and sweet wines. Its name comes from an animal: Vespa is wasp in Italian and these insects are very attracted by the sweetness of this grape. We are working on this Vespaiola grape description. Please come back soon.Send us an e-mail if you are looking for more info at cheers@drinkitalian.com Two of the best books about Italian grapes, where some of this information come from, are:– Native Grapes of Italy, by Ian d’Agata– Italian Wine Unplugged, by Steve Kim Additionally, you can discover the other grapes from Veneto. 

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Glera

    Glera is the most planted white grape in Italy thanks to the popularity of Prosecco. It is cultivated in Veneto: in particular, in the Treviso province, there are the 2 most important DOCG areas: Conegliano Valdobbiadene and Asolo. It is also present in Friuli Venezia Giulia. We are working on this Glera grape description. Please come back soon.Send us an e-mail if you are looking for more info at cheers@drinkitalian.com Two of the best books about Italian grapes, where some of this information come from, are:– Native Grapes of Italy, by Ian d’Agata– Italian Wine Unplugged, by Steve Kim Additionally, you can discover the other grapes from Veneto and Friuli Venezia…

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Durella

    Durella is a grape with hard skin, and this is the reason of its name (duro means hard in Italian). It is present in Veneto, very famous in a small area called Mount Lessini, among Vicenza and Verona. It can be found also in Lombardy and Tuscany. We are working on this Durella grape description. Please come back soon.Send us an e-mail if you are looking for more info atcheers@drinkitalian.com Two of the best books about Italian grapes, where some of this information come from, are:– Native Grapes of Italy, by Ian d’Agata– Italian Wine Unplugged, by Steve Kim Additionally, you can discover the other grapes from Veneto. 

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    GRAPE VARIETIES

    Asprinio

    Asprinio is a grape that grows in Campania, northern than Naples, close to the city of Caserta. Its name derives from the Latin Asper, which means tart, and it is often used in sparkling wines thanks to its acidity. We are working on this Asprinio grape description. Please come back soon.Send us an e-mail if you are looking for more info atcheers@drinkitalian.com Two of the best books about Italian grapes, where some of this information come from, are:– Native Grapes of Italy, by Ian d’Agata– Italian Wine Unplugged, by Steve Kim Additionally, you can discover the other grapes from Campania.


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