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What Is DOCG Italian Wine?

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Have you ever seen the letters DOCG on a bottle of Italian wine? We are going to bring down what DOCG means and real insider truth about Italy’s top wine classification. The beginning of this article will tell you basically what almost any other wine education site will tell you. The second part of the article will […]

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What Is DOC Italian Wine?

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DOC is short for Denominazione di Orgine Controllata. It very common to see these words on the front and back labels of an Italian wine bottle. It literally means “denomination of origin controlled.” The Italian government created a system of wine classifications to ensure that wineries in Italy follow certain quality standards. DOC is one of the […]

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HOW TO CHOOSE A QUALITY WINE FOR YOUR EVENT – Part 2

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I thought it would be a great idea to give you some examples of great food and wine pairings within the context of an event. So I teamed up with Ashley M Chamblin and Purslane Catering to put together a dinner party in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn with the help of Fitzcarraldo, Michelle Bable, and […]

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THE SIMPLEST WAY TO SHOP FOR ITALIAN WINE

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Going to the Italian section in a wine shop can be an intimidating task. If you don’t speak Italian, the words on the label mean almost nothing to you. If you’ve ever traveled to Italy perhaps some words are familiar. In this article, I will tell you how to shop for Italian wine in the […]

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Negroamaro: Ancient Grape From Puglia

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When it comes to understanding Italian wines, we sometimes get lost because there are thousands of native grape varietals in Italy. The best way to understand them better is to study Italian geography a little bit. Puglia is one of Italy’s 20 regions. It’s one of the easiest to remember because it constitutes “the heel” […]