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Sartori di Verona Villa Marzia Limoncello Lemon Liqueur

Sartori di Verona Villa Marzia Limoncello Lemon Liqueur, Italy I grew up working in the restaurant business in Memphis, Tennessee. The Italian family I worked for made their own Limoncello and it was an honor when I was invited to imbibe upon a tipple. On many occasions where I have worked with Italian chefs, I […]

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2009 Elena Walch Castel Ringberg Lagrein

Wine Review: Elena Walch Castel Ringberg Lagrein Alto Adige Riserva, Italy Wines from the Alto Adige region in Italy often bring tasting opportunities that are unique in so many ways. No other wines represent that statement better than the wines from Elena Walch. This 2009 Lagrein brings dark brooding joy as the aromas rev up […]

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2009 Donnafugata Sicilla Rosso Tancredi

Wine Review: 2009 Donnafugata Sicilla Rosso Tancredi Tancredi from Donnafugata is an unusual blend of three grapes—Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d’Avola and Tannat. This trio grown in Sicily provides a woven netlike body that ebbs and flows exhibiting a spirit (existential not alcoholic) indicative to the island of Sicily. If you get nostalgic for the old […]

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Video: Wines of Southern Italy

Video: Wines of Southern Italy By director Jim Fitzpatrick. The LCBO takes you on journey through the wines of Southern Italy. Beginning with the sun-baked beauty and unique wines of Sicily, this journey continues on the mainland through historic Campania and over to Apulia, the fertile region that forms the heel of the Italian boot.  […]

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Donnafugata Passito di Pantelleria Ben Rye

Wine Review: 2011 Donnafugata Passito di Pantelleria Ben Ryé, Sicilia, Italy The 2011 Donnafugata Passito di Pantelleria Ben Rye is a sweet dessert wine made from Zibibbo (Moscato d’Alessandria) grapes. It is a  well-balanced, round and pretty wine with a vivid personality. Amber in color with viscous textures; the aromas of brown sugar and ripe peaches are […]

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Elena Walch Gewurztraminer

Wine Review: 2012 Elena Walch Gewurztraminer Kastelaz Alto Adige, Italy Rarely, do I have the pleasure of getting excited about tasting specific varietals, but every now and then a bottle shows up at our door and I am reminded why I love wine so much. Even rarer, tasting two wines from the same producer made […]

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