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A danish magazine article about wine in Sicily; It speaks about Valle dell’acate and its production… Read more…

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At New York City’s Pearl & Ash. Wine director and managing partner Patrick Cappiello can often be seen whacking the tops off champagne bottles with a saber. He also oversees a cellar full of extraordinary values. Here, he tells how anyone can find bargains on a wine list… Read more…

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When speaking of Italian wines, most people would immediately think of the famous wines of Tuscany or Piedmont, but there are regions in the country just as great as those two. In the south of Italy on the very boot of the country lies Sicily, where the ancient vineyards of region have great history and quality.Sicilian wines are largely defined by their unique island varietals like the red grapes Nero d’Avola and Nerello Mascalese, and the white grapes Grillo and Insolia…

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Sicilia no es Italia. Esta es la frase que más se escucha durante una visita a esta isla al pie de Europa. Aunque territorialmente forman parte de la bota, los sicilianos tienen razón: la isla se trata de un mundo aparte… Read more…

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Intensely aromatic as well as affordable, Nero d’Avola just might be the next Malbec. What makes a wine popular? It’s a question that winemakers (and marketers) have long asked themselves. For me, the explanation is simple: A popular wine is one that is easy to pronounce… Read more…

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The transformation of the world of wine in the last 20 years has been simply astounding. Consumers have been blessed with a profusion of wonderful wines from sources that few would have predicted as recently as the turn of the century. Case in point: Sicily. Sicily has always been a prodigious fount of wine… Read more…

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British Circle of Wine Writers week trip to the Sicily Wine Society 3-9 Jun 2013 London Circle of Wine discovery Sicily wine 3-9 Jun 2013 start Etna Wine … Read more…

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Sicily is one of the most exciting wine regions in Italy. In recent decades, Sicilian wines have greatly improved in quality. While Sicily is renown for its outstanding dessert wines such as the world-famous Marsala, today there are a growing number of wineries throughout Sicily, large and small, producing world class premium wines from unique indigenous varieties like Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Frappato,Grillo, Caricante, and others… Read more…

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Acate is a municipality in the south of Sicily, part of the province of Ragusa.This hilly zone was called Achates by the ancient Greeks and Romans because it was known for its agate… Read more…

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Piero Selvaggio has just delivered a plate of Sardinian fregula with grilled octopus — chewy pasta dyed a deep
black in squid ink and strewn with lavender tentacles — to a table at Valentino restaurant. Then he turns his attention to the wine, Valle dell’Acate, Zagra… Read more…

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