Tag: Veneto

The barrel cellar at Musella, Valpolicella, Italy

The Golden Glass Trophy to Musella in Valpolicella

Every year, the Swedish food magazine “Allt Om Mat” (Everything About Food) selects a winery for the “Golden Glass” trophy, an award that goes to a winery that has distinguished itself for high quality and

Amarone Classico aging in oak cask

Amarone Families changes name

Name can be a sensitive matter. Famiglie Dell’Amarone d’Arte, or Amarone Families, as it is commonly known in English, is an association founded in 2009, consisting of 13 family wineries in Valpolicella. The association wants

Veneto, wine champion in Italy

Vineyards are everywhere in Italy. The vineyard surface is as large as France – around 800 000 hectares – but the country is very much smaller. In contrast to France, Italy have vineyards in all

La Poja, a vertical tasting with Marilisa Allegrini

Allegrini has recently been nominated for “Best Winery” in Italy by Gambero Rosso. Of course there is an element of luck in this. Is it the luck that a talented and hardworking winemaking family deserves?

An uneven battle against 400 wines and three prejudices

Amarone is dried raisin juice. Argentina only makes bulk wine. Barolo is overpriced. True or prejudice? Vingruppen is Sweden’s second largest wine importer and consists of six different companies: VinUnic, Wineworld, The Wine Agency, Vinovum,

Masi’s Valpolicella and Amarone Age with Grace

A pioneer of amarone in Sweden unexpectedly change importer Masi’s amarone and valpolicella were pioneers to make this type of wine popular in Sweden. A big tasting shows that they also age well, even the

We drink more prosecco than ever

Well, not us personally, but all of us together. Prosecco, the Italian sparkling wine, has record sales. Prosecco is just one of many wines that are made in Veneto, the northern Italian region around Verona

Is it a problem with all these new “cheap amarones”?

Are all the new, low(ish) priced appassimento, ripasso, passito, “baby-amarone” wines a cause for concern? I received an interesting question on email from someone in the wine business. In short: “You see more and more

The best amarone wines

That is of course a question of personal taste. Amarone has over a few decades become an immensely popular wine, especially in northern countries. It is almost a bit anachronistic, this massive, compact, intense wine

Tasting Amarone, a selection of excellent producers

That’s Amarone! The “big bitter” from Italy has wooed wine drinkers all over the world. Rich in both history and taste, the wines from Amarone continue to impress and intrigue. Guest writer Stuart George reports

Amarone Classico aging in oak cask

Amarone Families changes name

Name can be a sensitive matter. Famiglie Dell’Amarone d’Arte, or Amarone Families, as it is commonly known in English, is an association founded in 2009,

Veneto, wine champion in Italy

Vineyards are everywhere in Italy. The vineyard surface is as large as France – around 800 000 hectares – but the country is very much

We drink more prosecco than ever

Well, not us personally, but all of us together. Prosecco, the Italian sparkling wine, has record sales. Prosecco is just one of many wines that

The best amarone wines

That is of course a question of personal taste. Amarone has over a few decades become an immensely popular wine, especially in northern countries. It