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Ben Ryé, a wonderful Passito di Pantelleria from Donnafugata.

Ben Ryé, Passito di Pantelleria. Tonight (12/18) we will be talking about the Ben Ryé 2011 during our twitter tasting at 8pm EST. Learn a thing or two about this great wine before you join us! Ben Ryé 2011 2011 was a warm and sunny year. This Ben Ryé is characterized by an ample and […]

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Planeta: For Each Terroir, Its Own Winery.

On Friday, September 6, 2013, we had the opportunity to visit Planeta’s Ulmo Estate, near Sambuca di Sicilia. Planeta is a Sicilian winery established in 1995. It is not just one but six ways of expressing the land in 6 different aspects. With a total of 364 hectares of vineyards, today Planeta produces wine from […]

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Grillo: a grape variety of 1,000 faces.

One of the best discoveries during our visit to Sicily: Grillo. A true chameleon! A grape variety with “super camouflaging powers.” The wines made from it can have so many different styles. It’s interesting that I’m calling it a chameleon… Grillo means “cricket” in Italian… Yes, a cricket that can come in many different shapes […]

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