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When last we left our intrepid Sicily, there were auspicious signs from the slopes of Mount Etna, it’s defining and still active Volcano. The reds of Etna, and the whites as well, had brought a refined sensibility to a region once considered a spot for rustic wines, and then one that had succumbed to the usual roster of anywhere varieties: Chardonnay, Merlot and the like…

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Covering an area of 100 hectares, the Valle dell’Acate winery is situated on beautiful Sicilian land marked with sandstone and clay, and produces wines from grapes like Nero d’Avola, Frappato, Insolia, and Grillo… Read more…

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We love invitations that arrive by the glass. At a recent tasting of Sicilian wines, we became so enamored with the reds that we were poised to hop on the next plane to Palermo. the occasion was a visit by Fabrizia Lanza, author of “Coming Home to Sicily: Seasonal Harvest and Cooking from Case Vecchie”… Read more…

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Light Bodied, High Acid Reds

“If you’re waiting for pizza delivery, I suggest using those 30 minutes to relax—grab your lightest bodied red wine available, be it a reasonably priced Chianti, Pinot Noir, or Gamay. Light body, low tannin, and high acid is the key to weaning yourself off of the impulse of a half-rack of beer… Read more…

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On 17 January 2013 Gaetana Jacono from Valle dell’Acate has been appointed brand ambassador for “Cerasuolo di Vittoria”…  Read more…

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I love to cook and my grandfather was the one who honed my skills when it came to Italian food. Whether my ravioli didn’t have enough cheese or my sauce wasn’t sweet enough, Grandpa Joe would always voice an opinion. He was also adamant about having a good, Italian, red wine with those dinners…

 

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