Venice: not so hidden secret

Restaurant review By Panos Kakaviatos in Venice  11 December 2017 Browsing through wine oriented Facebook posts you are bound to see boastful images of ultra expensive wines. “Just check out the great, very expensive wines I have been drinking,” etc… Well, it is great to drink loads of great, expensive wine. But while in Venice […]

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The ”unhidden gem” of Italy: Lugana DOC (3)

By Rita Tóth, for wine-chronicles.com  (This three-part blog also has appeared in Jens De Maere’s Belgian Wino blog with full permission of the author) METODO CLASSICO SPARKLING WINES OF LUGANA DOC After having tasted some lovely wines in part one and part two of this blog, what really impressed me during our trip was the quality of classic method […]

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The ”unhidden gem” of Italy: Lugana DOC (2)

By Rita Tóth, for wine-chronicles.com  (This three-part blog also has appeared in Jens De Maere’s Belgian Wino blog with full permission of the author) Part 1 was a short overview of the Lugana region, but now we examine the surprising aging potential of some of its best wines. AGEING POTENTIAL Although 90% of the regions’ production is the ’basic […]

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The “unhidden gem” of Italy: Lugana DOC (1)

By Rita Tóth, for wine-chronicles.com  (This three-part blog also has appeared in Jens De Maere’s Belgian Wino blog with full permission of the author) Even though more than 70% of Lugana DOC wines are exported – mainly to Germany, USA, Belgium, Northern Europe, China, Japan and UK – many people may have never heard of this fine […]

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