Taste of Italian Wine

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When you think of Italian food images of pasta, cheese, tomatoes and pizza come to mind. But what do you need to pair with all this great Italian food, of […]

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Winery of the Month: Castello di Monsanto, Tuscany, Italy

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After being forced to leave his home in Tuscany during World War II, Aldo Bianchi returned to attend a wedding at Castello di Monsanto. He was struck by the beauty […]

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Varietal of the Month: Chianti Classico DOCG

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Italy’s most well-known wine, Chianti Classico DOCG, is made with Sangiovese grapes from the Chianti territory. This medium-bodied red wine is known for its tart, acidic fruit flavors and high […]

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Varietal of the Month: Italian Barolo

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Barolo is an Italian red wine made exclusively in the Piedmont region of Italy. Its production is certified by the Italian government and has been given a DOCG certification (Denominazione […]

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Winery of the Month: Castello di Monsanto, Tuscany, Italy

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After being forced to leave his home in Tuscany during World War II, Aldo Bianchi returned to attend a wedding at Castello di Monsanto. He was struck by the beauty […]

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Winery of the Month: Castello della Sala

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Located in the Umbria region, not far from the Tuscan border, Castello della Sala is about 11 miles from the historic city of Orvieto.  The Medieval castle’s property extends over […]

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Ricotta or Ricotta Salata?

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We’ve all had Ricotta cheese in lasagna, cannoli and many baked Italian dishes, but do you know the difference between that creamy Ricotta and Ricotta Salata, a more firm, flavorful […]

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Varietal of the Month: Valpolicella

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Like most Italian wines, Valpolicella is named for the place where it is produced. This area of wine production near the hills of Verona creates a cool, stable climate for […]

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Wine of the Month: Peppoli Chianti Classico

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Peppoli is an Italian red blend made from Sangiovese grapes. It is ruby red in color. On the nose Peppoli features fruity notes of red and black fruit, cherries, strawberries […]

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Varietal of the Month: Prosecco

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Quite simply, Prosecco is the sparkling wine of Italy, created only from 9 provinces including the Veneto region near Venice, Italy. Made from Glera grapes, this ancient grape dates back […]

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Varietal of the Month: LaMarca Luminore Prosecco

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Quite simply, Prosecco is the sparkling wine of Italy. It comes from the Valdobbiadene region in Veneto (Venice), Italy. Made from Glera grapes, Prosecco originates only from the 9 provinces […]

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Varietal of the Month: Toscana IGT Red Blend

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Blended red wine from the Tuscany region of Italy is known as Toscana IGT. This verifies the grapes were grown and the wine was made in Tuscany. IGT stands for […]

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For the Love of Pasta

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​ Did you really think we’d let National Pasta Day come and go without notice? Of course not! After all, here at FRESH, pasta is one of our favorite food groups. […]

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Varietal of the Month: Super Tuscan

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Red wines from the region of Tuscany made from blends of grapes that include Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah make up the category of Super Tuscan. Originally, the term […]

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Mangiare Bene at FRESH

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From October 7th to 12th, eat well and live Italian during FRESH’s Taste of Italy.  Experience the cuisine and culture of Italy with great wine, food and fun inspired by […]

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Varietal of the Month:Rosé from Italy

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Known as Rosato in Italy, rosé wine is like tasting Italian summer in a glass. Many of the Italian rosé wines are less dry than the popular French and American […]

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