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Prà Soave Classico Monte Grande: 1998 - 2015

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Ian D'Agata, Sep 2017

Prà’s distinctive and atypical Soave Classico Monte Grande bottling offers an important glimpse of the quality that other great Soaves might deliver in the future.

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Vinous Table: Taverna del Colleoni Dell’Angelo, Bergamo, Italy

Italy: North, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Aug 2017

Colleoni is a truly historic Italian restaurant where you’ll essentially never have a bad meal. It is a bastion of ultra-dependable, traditional cooking where locals and their families have been feasting happily for decades, and so should you, any chance you get. The fact Colleoni is located in Bergamo, one of Italy’s most beautiful cities, only makes a visit more interesting.

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Harnessing the Potential of Soave

featured, Italy: North

Ian D'Agata, Jun 2017

Thanks to their affordability and their bright, crisp notes of fresh orchard and citrus fruits, white flowers and minerals, the wines of Soave are some of Italy’s most popular whites. The 2014 and 2015 vintages are a study in contrasts, allowing a glimpse of the delightful spectrum of aromas and flavors that Soave offers.

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Vinous Table: La Siriola, San Cassiano, Italy

Italy: North, Vinous Table

Antonio Galloni, Jun 2017

A playground for adults and kids alike, Alto Adige offers world-class skiing, superb cuisine and fabulous wines, all set against the striking natural backdrop of Italy’s Dolomites. The Ciasa Salares hotel and its flagship restaurant La Siriola are must-stops for readers seeking the very best in Alto Atesino hospitality.

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Ronchi di Cialla's Schioppettino di Cialla: 1982-2010

featured, Italy: North

Ian D'Agata, Jun 2017

Friuli Venezia Giulia’s Schioppettino is one of the world’s most interesting and potentially great red grape varieties. Schioppettinos are especially characterized by an enticing green peppercorn note that is extremely typical and juicy, bright, mid-weight frames. Ronchi di Cialla’s Schioppettino is an iconic and historic wine in the true sense of those words, and Italy’s finest expression of the grape.

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Vinous Table: Osteria Alle Testiere, Venice, Italy

Italy: North, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Jun 2017

Venice’s Osteria Alle Testiere is one of my favorite dining spots in the world. I repeat, in the world. Small, cozy and always packed, getting a table is nearly impossible so plan and reserve ahead. You’ll be rewarded with one of the best, most authentic cuisines of the world’s most beautiful city.

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Vinous Table: Dal Pescatore, Canneto sull'Oglio, Italy

Italy: North, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Jun 2017

In the minds of many knowledgeable food experts and lovers, Dal Pescatore is Italy’s best restaurant. Housed in a beautiful countryside villa, with spacious, well lit rooms and large tables that are set far apart Dal Pescatore offers guests precise cooking deeply rooted in the classics and a fine wine list with older vintages, all delivered with professional but not stuffy service.

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Amarone: New Releases

featured, Italy: North

Ian D'Agata, May 2017

Amarone della Valpolicella is one of the world’s truly unique red wines, made by air-drying the grapes prior to pressing them. While this very popular category is enjoying strong worldwide sales, there are huge differences in the styles and the quality levels of Amarones on the market.

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Italy Odds & Ends - 2017

Italy: North

Antonio Galloni, May 2017

These are some of the most intriguing new releases from Italy that have come my way in between major reports on their respective regions.

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Vinous Table: Aquila Nigra, Mantova, Italy

Italy: North, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Apr 2017

Aquila Nigra, Mantova’s best restaurant, is where generations of the city’s denizens have spent, at least ones, a family Sunday lunch or celebrated an important life event. It’s one of Italy’s best restaurants for outstanding dishes steeped in local tradition and authenticity.