Tag Archives | Sicily

Alberto Tasca d'Almerita, Tenuta Tascante

Tasca d´Almeritas Tenuta Tascante in Sicily makes wines with elegance and style on Etna

The historic estate Tasca d ‘Almerita’s new project at Etna, Tenuta Tascante (read it backwards), is a tribute to finesse and elegance. This new project is on the slopes of Etna. Come with us and discover one of Sicily’s most active wine producers and their new project on the Sicilian volcano. “The challenge is to […]

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The Big Zin Zinfandel-Primitivo, Puglia, Italy

Italians do not want Nero d’Avola from Australia

Some wine regions and even individual wine producers are incredibly keen, sometimes excessively so, to protect their names and brands. Champagne is the undisputed world champion in this sport. The most recent discussion in this topic is between Italy and Australia. The conflict is about whether the Australians should be able or not to put […]

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The sea outside Marsala

Grillo jumps higher in Sicily!

In this case, grillo is neither an Italian politician nor a grasshopper, but a grape from Sicily. From being one of the ingredients in Marsala producers are moving towards a new style of grillo. Come along to the western part of Sicily, where grillo tries to jump higher on its own. BKWine Magazine’s Åsa Johansson […]

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Bonavita Faro DOC

Faro DOC 2010, Azienda Agricola Bonavita | Åsa’s Wine of the Month

“I’m glad you like it,” said Giovanni Scarfone from Azienda Agrigola Bonavita. Giovanni has six hectares of Nerello mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio and Nocera in the tiny appellation Faro DOC in Sicily. In total, the appellation has fifteen producers. [pullquote position=”right”]Giovanni Scarfone’s vineyard is beautifully situated at the Strait of Messina, with a view over Stromboli[/pullquote]. […]

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Vineyards and a village on the slopes of the Etna volcano

Federico II Rex Sicilie, Azienda Agricola Milazzo, bubbly from Sicily | Åsa’s Wine of the Month

This month I have picked something unusual, a sparkling wine from Sicily. Forget for a moment the champagne, the cremants, or the Franciacortas from northern Italy. Azienda Agricola Milazzo defies the hot climate in Sicily and makes some excellent sparkling wines. To get grapes with sufficient acidity they harvest for example the chardonnay (three different […]

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Even more on Sicily: a photo essay

This photo essay will show you the magnificence of Sicily: the food, the wines, the landscape, the culture, the people. Sometimes a picture is worth a 1000 words. See some of our photos from Sicily, and dream about your next holiday, on BKWine Magazine: Sicily: wine, food, vineyards, history, and landscape in pictures.

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Sicily seduces

Sicily seduces you with its nature, culture, gastronomy and wines. Surprisingly fresh and aromatic whites and interesting and flavourful reds. Britt has been there and shares her impressions of this mountainous, wild but very charming island, the largest in the Mediterranean. She remembers the scent of the orange flowers that fill the air in springtime, […]

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A glass of luscious sweet Sicilian wine

Sicily seduces

An island of wine, olives, food and sunshine in the Mediterranean Sicily, the island, the sun, the wines, the olive oil, the food… The largest island of the Mediterranean Sea has many charms, much to make you want to go there. Britt Karlsson did and discovered a region with a little known but very dynamic […]

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Tenuta Regaleali – in the middle of Sicily

It is a dramatic, mountainous landscape. In the distance the sheep is grazing quietly and olive and almond trees mix beautifully with the vines. We are standing together with Laura Orsi, oenologist and winemaker, looking out over the big estate of Tenuta Regaleali. “Here at Regaleali we are 550 meters above sea level,” says Laura. […]

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