Monthly Archives: February 2014

Getting To Know A Varietal – Sangiovese

Sangiovese is a red wine grape that originated in Tuscany.  It is the primary grape in Chianti and Vin Nobile D’ Montipulciano and is also the only grape allowed in Brunello.  It is the most planted grape variety in Italy. … Continue reading

Posted in Better Know A Varietal | Leave a comment

Better Know A Varietal – Chardonnay

This post starts a new feature were I pick a grape variety and explain a bit about its history, characteristics and most frequent use.  There are over 1,800 varieties of grapes so I shouldn’t have a problem keeping this one … Continue reading

Posted in Better Know A Varietal | Leave a comment

A Wine For The Fortnight – Marcarini, Ciabot Camerano, Barbera D’ Alba, 2010

Barbera is a red wine grape from Piedmont in Italy.  It used to be the most commonly planted grape variety in Italy until it was surpassed by Sangiovese.  In most of Italy it turns out ordinary wines but in the … Continue reading

Posted in Wine For the Fortnight | Leave a comment