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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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Get to know the people of the “Western Sicily Wine Bloggers Tour 2013”.

This week, we – a group of #winelover-s – will be discovering the treasures of the Marsala and Menfi wine regions in western Sicily. Below you will find pictures (and links to their facebook pages) of each one of the participants of this journey. Check out their posts if you can… there’s a good chance […]

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Do you want to see some happy #winelover-s? Give them some Ben Ryè!

Today we visited Donnafugata in Marsala (Sicily, Italy) and we had the opportunity to taste one of my favorite dessert wines: Passito di Pantelleria Ben Ryè – a naturally sweet white wine made from 100% Zibibbo grapes (Moscato d’Alessandria). But it was more than a simple tasting… The amazing Anna Ruini offered us a general […]

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A recommended visit on the Finger Lakes, New York: Shaw Vineyard

I learned about Shaw Vineyard on Facebook through Steve Shaw Jr. (a fellow #winelover and the son of Steve Shaw – their founder and winemaker). We exchanged a couple of messages and Nanci and I decided to pay them a visit in Himrod, New York (southwestern shore of Seneca Lake). There I found out that […]

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