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Italian Wines in Uvinum's blog

1/05/2015

What makes different champagne and prosecco?

When we talk about sparkling wines, the first that come to mind are of course champagne, cava and prosecco, from Italy, specifically from the Veneto region. But, what makes different this Italian wine and its French counterpart? What is the reason because its price and reputation are lower? Here are some of these differences.

Origin, elaboration and price

While...

29/04/2015

Bars to drink a good wine in Rome

When you walk through Rome it is best to put aside the idea of pub to discover wine bars. In Rome wine bars may have different styles and one of the qualities they have is that if you try a good wine, you have the option to buy a bottle and take it home.

1. Il Goccetto, Via dei Banchi Vecchi 14:

This wine bar open since 1983 has a rustic style and it's located in the...

16/02/2015

Tell me what movie you like and I'll tell you what wine you should drink

If you are a wine and cinema lover, you'd probably already discovered some films related to the world of wine that filled you with joy and made you feel completely identified. In fact, since cinema is as a good universal symbol, there are all kinds of films having wine as a background, protagonist or theme.

Here are some of our suggestions:

1. A Good Year: This film...

5/08/2013

Stellenbosch, the great South African wine area

Italy, France, Spain, United States ... Now the big wine producers will have to count with countries referred as the 'new world', (talking about wine aspects). There are many areas of the world where good wines are made, and among them, South Africa is an emerging area that stands out for the quality of its wines. It has 100,000 hectares of vines, being the seventh largest...

4/04/2013

Discover the wines of Lazio

Italy is famous for its gastronomy, but also for its wines, young, strong, aged, of long tradition... 

In the region of Lazio, whose capital is Rome, the wines are very recognized, mostly the whites, thanks to the Trebbiano grape. The most popular is the one from Frascati, called "wine of the Popes", also white, which in addition to the grapes of this region, is elaborated...

11/03/2013

The Italian grape Nebbiolo

The wines of Italy are recognized all around the world, and their character and good taste are due to grape varieties such as Nebbiolo, typical of the Piedmont region in northern Italy. It's a really valued red grape variety, grown only in this region and in some South American countries, but to a small extent.

The intense dark color is quite characteristic of other...

24/10/2012

The worst summer in 50 years for the Italian wine harvest

Italian wine harvest suffers the worst summer in fifty years. The stifling heat that Italy has suffered during the summer months has been the guilty of disastrous harvests which has made the producers to lose up to 20% of the estimated volumes in some cases. The regions of Tuscany and Lombardy have been the most affected by this weather.

However, if we talk in terms of...