Yep, here we go again. Save the date on your calendar, here comes Art Basel Hong Kong right around the corner. Art Basel has a pretty good spread across the globe at this point, of course the annual in Basel Switzerland itself, the somewhat iconic although over rated Art Basel in Miami for all of […]
We wrote the title to this article and already regret it, but the internet loves top ten lists and other short and sweet bursts of content that pay tribute to our ever increasing, or depending how you look at it, decreasing attention spans. Italy and Europe in general is a wine lovers paradise, its been marketed to all of us as such for as long as we’ve been traveling back and forth to the continent and returning with stories of marvelous little villages and wonderfully friendly locals with generous glasses of fermented grapes and delectable foods. There is absolutely no way that we can ever do justice to Italian Wine by attempting to squeeze the subject matter in to any top ten list. This is a mish-mash of our favorite towns to visit, which also includes the vineyards or even regions themselves. In future versions I’m sure we will make the effort to get in to more detail, but here’s the start, in no particular order…
Brunetto di Montalcino – it’s all about Tuscany here, probably don’t need to say more.
Vernaccia di San Gimignano – again in Tuscany, perhaps one of the prettiest of the hill towns of the famous thirteen towers.
Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle – hard to commit to memory, that’s why we’re posting it, in the Valle d’Aosta
Vermenino di Gallura – Off the beaten path of Sardinia
Contea di Sclafani – more off the beaten path, Sicily
Taurasi in Campania
Sagrantino di Montefalco – Umbria
Aglianico del Vulture – Basilicata
Franciacorta – Lombardy
Moscato diPassito di Pantelleria – the sweet wine and nectar of the gods, literally, in Pantelleria