Liguria

Liguria is known as the Italian Riviera,  located along the Western Coast of the peninsula.  It encompasses the famous Cinque Terre and stretches from the French border to the northern edges of Tuscany and the western sides of Emilia-Romagna.  Wines are made here on steep limestone hillsides and rocky slopes from native varieties. Andrea Kihlgren inherited […]

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Piedmont

Piedmont is world-renowned for its age-worthy stunning wines made from Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto.  Like Burgundy, prices can reach the stratosphere, but with some careful searching we have found some lovely wines that taste more expensive than actually are. Located in the northeastern portion of Piedmont, in the town of Borgomanero, Azienda Agricola Fontechiara, run by […]

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Emilia-Romagna

Emilia-Romagna is one of the oldest wine-growing regions of Italy, with a viticultural heritage that goes back to the 7th century BC.  Its terroir offers both low mountains to the west and flat plains to the east.  The area is best known for having one of the oldest universities in the world, wonderful food, lovely landscapes and […]

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Sicily

Whether growing in the shadow or on the slopes of Mount Etna in the East, in the mountains to the South or along the West Coast, Sicilian wines have been acclaimed for over 2500 years.  Lately, there’s been a concentrated focus on increasing quality, giving rise to some wonderful producers. Vinotas Selections is happy to […]

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Campania

Campania is one of the oldest Italian wine regions, with winemaking going back to the 12th century BC. Known in Latin as Campania felix, or “Happy Land”, this region of volcanic mountains and wild coasts still lives up to its name. It is home to an impressive array of indigenous grapes like Aglianico, Fiano, Falanghina […]

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Veneto

Italy’s Veneto region has the benefit of having several fine-wine producing regions, all of which are distinct thanks to their geography and topology. From the Alto Adige in the Northwest, to the high-altitude hilly central region, to the Northeast where Prosecco is made, the Veneto makes some outstanding wines. Vinotas Selections is thrilled to be […]

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Tuscany

For several years the area around Florence had become better known for the “Super Tuscans”, wines using international varieties that were not true expressions of the local traditions and soils. Recently, there’s been a return to the roots, and a few winemakers are using the ancient Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Trebbiano and Vernaccia grapes to make gorgeously […]

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