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Tag Archives: Trebbiano

• Italy’s 10 Leading White Wines

Italy’s 10 Leading White Wines

The sheer scale of Italy’s wine landscape, its extraordinary array of native grape varieties and the head scratching confusion caused by eerily similar producer names, DOC names and yet more grape names all combine to bog down and frustrate newcomers. This embarrassment of riches is bad enough for those seeking to determine which of Italy’s […]

• Know Your Cognac. Here's a Good Primer

Know Your Cognac. Here's a Good Primer

Cognac (pronounced /ˈkɒnjæk/ KON-yak), named after the town of Cognac in France, is a famous variety of brandy. It is produced in the wine-growing region surrounding the town from which it takes its name, in the French Departements of Charente and Charente-Maritime. As an Appellation d’origine contrôlée, in order to bear the name Cognac, the […]

• A Cool Primer on Cognac

A Cool Primer on Cognac

Cognac (pronounced /ˈkɒnjæk/ KON-yak), named after the town of Cognac in France, is a famous variety of brandy. It is produced in the wine-growing region surrounding the town from which it takes its name, in the French Departements of Charente and Charente-Maritime. As an Appellation d’origine contrôlée, in order to bear the name Cognac, the […]

• Horror! One third of Italian vines should be grubbed up: Antinori

Horror! One third of Italian vines should be grubbed up: Antinori

One third of Italy’s vines should be replanted or pulled out because they are making unmarketable wines, Marchese Piero Antinori says. Despite Italy’s success in global markets, the leading producer and former Decanter Man of the Year reckons 30% of vines are making wines unacceptable to today’s markets. According to Antinori, the problem is particularly […]