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The Wines of Verona – with Bertani Amarone

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One of the famous wine growing areas of Italy, the Verona region lies in the north of the country, half-way between Venice and Milan. There has always been a long wine-producing tradition here, which today boasts the largest number of DOC wines in the country, producing wines such as Valpolicella, Soave and Amarone.

Founded in 1857, the Cav. G.B. Bertani winery is still owned by family members. Join us as we talk with Bertani’s technical director Andrea Lonardi, about the history of Bertani and the wines of Verona – especially Amarone.

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Bertani Amarone: Bertani.net

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Show #353
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Italian Wines with Antonio Galloni

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Understanding Italian wines always seems to represent a stumbling block for most Americans. Aside from the obvious language issues, there are a substantially wide variety of wine regions and grapes in the country. So, we felt it was time to call in an expert to break things down for us.

Antonio Galloni’s exposure to wine began early. In addition to reading voraciously as a teenager about the world’s great winemaking regions, he also wrote his first articles on the wines of France for a high-school French class. Antonio later spent several years in the restaurant business, affording him the opportunity to expand his knowledge, especially regarding American wines.

Almost prophetically, Antonio lived in Milan, Italy from 2000 to 2003. That experience allowed him to travel extensively and visit many of the leading estates in virtually all the major winemaking regions. Not surprisingly, Antonio discovered the true extent of Italian wine. Then, upon his return to the US, he found that the quality of available information available on Italian wines was lacking, and decided to write his own newsletter. In 2004 Antonio published the first issue of “Piedmont Report,” drawing on his in-depth knowledge of the region and its producers, as well as his extensive experience with older wines. In 2006 Antonio began expanding his coverage to other regions in Italy when Robert Parker invited him to join The Wine Advocate.

Join us as we speak with Antonio about the wine regions of Italy and his contribution to Robert Parkers new book “Parker’s Wine Bargains: The World’s Best Wine Values Under $25″

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Show #257
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Let’s Talk Italian

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As you can see Italian labels can often be cryptic.

Are you under the impression that all wine from Italy is bottled in jugs? Maybe you are thinking the only wine Italy produces in Chianti. Or possibly Italy’s best wines are all red. You are in for a huge surprise. Italy has built a reputation as a world-class producer of fine wines. In terms of varietals Barbera, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Trebbiano, Pinot Grigio, Vernaccia, Tocai, Friulano, etc. the list is huge!

This extended show will give you a glimpse into the wonderful, exciting and tasty world of Italian wines. John Downing of Hi-Time Wine Cellars is back to discuss the many wine growing regions of Italy.

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