100+ Bottles of Italian Wines Opened This Saturday at Enoteca

Donato Enoteca has a wonderful event coming up this weekend in Redwood City. On Saturday, the Enoteca will open 100+ Italian wines from all over: Barolo from Piedmont, Brunello from Tuscany, and many, many more! In addition, you only pay a door fee, and then it’s all you can drink/ all you can eat! Donato […]

Grignolino, a Fake Rosè Wine

Do you know Grignolino? This grape varietal is indigenous to Piemonte, and it had been considered the most elegant and traditional Piemontese red wine until 50 years ago. As a matter of fact, in 1908 the price for one kilo of Grignolino grape was three times more expensive than Nebbiolo grape in Barolo! Recently, Grignolino […]

Sparkling, Sweet and Delicious: Moscato D’Asti

Moscato is the largest grown grape variety in Piedmont, and Moscato and Asti are the most widely sold Piedmontese wines in the world- not bad for a sweet wine! The intense and fragrant aroma of the fruit is intensified in the wine and anticipates the sweet taste, made thirst-quenching by the fresh bubbles. Those who […]

Gavi, The Great Piedmont White

Our guest writer, Maurizio Fava, is an expert in Italian wines. A sommelier and consultant for top Italian wineries, Maurizio is sharing his knowledge with Italy in SF’s readers. Find his full bio on the “About” page. Gavi wine had been called by Carlo Petrini, SlowFood President, “the great Piedmont’s white”. More than 70% is […]

Barbera, The Red “Everyday” Wine

Our guest writer, Maurizio Fava, is an expert in Italian wines. A sommelier and consultant for top Italian wineries, he’s sharing his knowledge with Italy in SF’s readers. Find his full bio on the “About” page. Barbera is, first of all, a grape variety. The most important red grape in Piedmont, planted in every wine […]