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Cava basics

I need few reasons for drinking delicious, bubbly beverages, but since moving to Barcelona, my love of sparkling wine (in this case, Spanish cava) has gotten a bit out of...

Fun and obscure: Spain’s mencia grape, Bierzo region, and Descendientes de J. Palacios “Petalos” wine

Spanish wines continue to amaze me. After six beautiful weeks traveling the country, I still was not ready to leave the land of cava, sherry, garnacha, and crianza. Thankfully, the...

An unconventional Puglian grape: Negroamaro

Just when I think I’ve learned a thing or two about Italian wines from my five months in this country, I venture into a new region and am reminded how...

Stefano Farina Italia Nebbiolo d’Alba 2008

In an attempt to break my readers out of the habit of drinking Chianti every time they are in the mood for an Italian red, I present to you this...

Discovering Canaiolo in Perugia, Italy

At Sedimentality, we try hard not to get political. It gets in the way of enjoying our food and wine. 🙂 But all this talk about the Amanda Knox trial...

Italian Vernaccia: an under-the-radar summer white wine

When planning our three months in Italy, I obviously envisioned wine. Lots of it. Chiantis, Montepulciano d’Abruzzos, Brunellos…. red, red, red, earthy, Italian wine. Yum. Little did I know that...

The Perfect Picnic Wine: an Overview of Rosé

I don’t want to change the wine world… but I do want to change a few opinions regarding a wine that has received a bad reputation over the last few...

Fun, obscure white wines to try

Fun, obscure white wines to try

You’re mastered the world of Chardonnay, and Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc. You know your way around the Gewurztraminers of Germany and beyond. You’ve even tried a sweet Tokay. Ready to...

Variety Focus: Pigato wine from Liguria

Another region, another new wine! We are in Liguria, a region in Northwestern Italy that borders the Mediterranean. Liguria is known for the Cinque Terre (Italian for “the five lands”,...

Franciacorta: the OTHER Italian sparkling wine!

Franciacorta: the OTHER Italian sparkling wine!

Prosecco rules. I love the affordability, the bright bubbles, the crispness and acidity of the wine… it is good, inexpensive sparkling wine. But Prosecco is not the only bubbly from...