Category Archives: Italian

O Valpolicella, Valpolicella, wherefore art thou Valpolicella?

One of my favorite cities in Italy is the vibrant and ancient city of Verona. Located 100 miles west of Venice, Verona has so much to offer to Italians and tourists alike. The city has some of the best-preserved Roman … Continue reading

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One of Italy’s 10,000 Grapes: Refosco

Being a native Minnesotan, I am extremely proud of how many pristine, beautiful lakes we have scattered throughout the state. We modestly exclaim we are the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” but we Minnesotans are quite modest and we do not … Continue reading

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One of Italy’s most exciting and fashionable white wines: Ribolla Gialla

Josh Thielen is a Wine Shop guest blogger, who learned a few things about Italian wines while living in Milan, Italy. When asked about your favorite Italian wine, most of us would reference our favorite Barolo, Brunello, Chianti Classico, or … Continue reading

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Ca’ Del Baio – Valgrande – Barbaresco: Ryan’s Favorite Red Wine of 2012

Ca’ Del Baio – Valgrande Barbaresco 2009 My favorite red wine of 2012 is hands-down the Valgrande Barbaresco (2009 Vintage) from the Ca’ Del Baio Cantina in Piedmonte Italy. I am a huge Nebbiolo fan and being able to get … Continue reading

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Customer Wine Review: Ca Lojera Lugana

On a recent warm, Minnesota evening, Wine Shop customer Alan K. hosted a neighborhood get-together. Coordinating with the atmosphere, guests were served see-through wines on ice and served with a variety of cheeses and salami. Ca Lojera Lugana The first … Continue reading

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