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Wine Critic, Author and Speaker

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Col Fondo: il nebuloso caso del vino torbido

Se sei un appassionato del Prosecco Col Fondo, il tradizionale Prosecco che subisce una seconda fermentazione in bottiglia ma invece di essere sboccato viene imbottigliato sui suoi lieviti, rimarrai deluso nel sentire che il termine è sull’orlo dell’estinzione, almeno nella denominazione Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore. Il nuovo nome ufficiale e assolutamente non entusiasmante è Sui …

Col Fondo: The Murky Case of the Cloudy Wine

If you’re a fan of Prosecco Col Fondo – the traditional Prosecco that undergoes secondary fermentation in the bottle but instead of being disgorged is bottled on its lees – you’ll be disappointed to hear that the term is looming on the verge of extinction, at least in the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore denomination. The …

Italian wine reviews (tasted through August 2019)

heck out my latest reviews: (193 wines) Barolo, Sicilia and more Top 12 of the Month Figli Luigi Oddero 2013 Vigna Rionda Riserva (Barolo) Piedmont A classic Barolo, this opens with textbook Nebbiolo aromas of pressed rose, … Cellar Selection 97 Points N/A Ettore Germano 2015 Cerretta (Barolo) Piedmont Aromas of red cherry, pipe tobacco, menthol …

Italian Wine Reviews

Below you can find all my reviews of Italian wine

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Sicily Wine Study Tour with Kerin O’Keefe

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Don’t miss this unique opportunity to travel through all the key appellations of this incredible and diverse wine region of Italy with a notable expert and fabulous instructor!
Sicilia’s position in the center of the Mediterranean Sea has made the island a nexus of cultural mixing and integration for millennia. This rich cultural heritage is matched by an amazingly diverse and complex range of wines and gastronomy that reflects all of the contributions made by the different civilizations who have settled here over the millennia.

Blessed with a varied range of terroirs, Sicily boasts some of the most distinctive grapes and wines of Italy. Old alberello vines of Nerello Mascalese and Carricante grow at high altitude on the slopes of the impressive volcano Etna. In the northeast corner of Sicily, Faro and Mamertino, are considered among the region most noteworthy terroirs. The southeast part of the island, famous for its unique Sicilian Baroque architecture, is the traditional home to Sicily’s flagship variety Nero d’Avola and Frappato.

  • Discover the Sicily wine region with your instructor, Kerin O’Keefe, Italian Wine Editor for Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
  • Delve into the fascinating volcanic terroirs of Etna and explore the other Sicily’s iconic wine appellations including Faro, Mamertino, Vittoria, Eloro and Noto.
  • Sicilia boasts remarkable works of art, architecture, and literature and lays claim to one of Italy’s largest concentration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Drink history as you learn about the evolution of the region’s wines and taste winemaking philosophy in the glass.
  • Experience insider tastings with winemakers at some of Sicily’s most renowned wineries. Compare vintages and vineyards as you learn local details directly from the people who grow the grapes and make the wine.
  • Lunch and dine in the region’s best restaurants and discover the region’s epicurean delights paired with fantastic wines from all over Sicily.

Travel with a group of wine students who are serious about wine, either as wine professionals or committed wine lovers. Share an educational, epicurean and unforgettable experience while discovering Sicily wines. Trips are open to people from all countries, and are held in English.

More details here: https://www.winescholarguild.org/italian-wine-tours/sicily-wine-tours/sicily-wine-tour.html

Piedmont Wine Study Tour with Kerin O’Keefe

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© Paolo Tenti | Castello di Barolo

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to travel through all the key appellations of this authentic wine region of Italy with a notable expert and fabulous instructor!

The stunning wines of Piedmont are among the best in the world. The noble Nebbiolo grape achieves a level of greatness in the hills of Barolo and Barbaresco that cannot be matched in any other wine region. Lesser-known wine treasures such as Barbera, Dolcetto and Arneis are the everyday gems of industry insiders. Traveling to these small yet significant wine districts begets a level of understanding unreachable in books or podcasts. See and taste the difference between villages, appellations and vineyards.

  • Discover the Piedmont wine region with your instructor, Kerin O’Keefe, Italian Wine Editor for Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
  • Explore Piedmont’s iconic wine villages including Alba, Asti, Barolo, Barbaresco and Serralunga.
  • See the famous Langhe and Monferrato Hills firsthand and discover why they were made UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Delve into the fascinating terroirs of Barolo and Barbaresco, the king and queen of Italian wine
  • Drink history as you learn about the evolution of the region’s wines and taste winemaking philosophy in the glass
  • Experience insider tastings with winemakers at some of Piedmont’s most exalted wineries. Compare vintages and vineyards as you learn local details directly from the people who grow the grapes and make the wine.
  • Lunch and dine in the region’s best restaurants and discover the region’s epicurean delights paired with fantastic local wines.

Travel with a group of wine students who are serious about wine, either as wine professionals or committed wine lovers. Share an educational, epicurean and unforgettable experience while discovering Piedmont wines. Trips are open to people from all countries, and are held in English.

 

Find out more here: https://www.winescholarguild.org/italian-wine-tours/piedmont-wine-tour

Memories from our past Piedmont Wine Tours with Kerin O’Keefe:

About

Kerin O’Keefe is a wine critic, author and lecturer.  She is the author of:

Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wine (University of California Press, 2014)

Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy’s Greatest Wines (University of California Press, 2012)

Franco Biondi Santi: The Gentleman of Brunello (Veronelli Editore, 2005)


Franco Biondi Santi: il gentleman del Brunello, (Veronelli Editore, 2004)

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Kerin O'Keefe is the author of 4 books on Italian wine
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Univeristy of California Press - Veronelli Editore
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