Category : Marco Giovanetti

Georgia, cradle of wine civilization

By Marco Giovanetti Georgia is one of the oldest winemaking nations in the world, and by some experts even considered as the birth-place of wine. This fact is known by 8000 years old archeological findings of grape-pips  inside antique clay pots. ...

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The volcanic wines of Mount Etna

  By Marco Giovanetti Among Italy’s numerous and vibrant wine regions, the Mount Etna region in northeastern Sicily seems a strange place for producing any wines let alone quality wines. Mount Etna is an active, fearsome volcano that has erupted from time ...

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The Italian Christmas dinner table

By Marco Giovanetti When it comes to an Italian Christmas, food and wine are as important as tradition. But what exactly do Italians eat and drink for their Christmas meals? Like everything else in Italy, of course, exact Christmas foods depend on ...

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The true wines of Agence Oenopole

By Marco Giovanetti Like human beings, a wine’s taste is going to depend a great deal on its origins and its upbringing. -Linda Johnson-Bell It is not my policy to promote directly any wine agency that imports wine in Quebec. It could ...

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The fête des vins du Québec

By Marco Giovanetti On my last week’s column, I mentioned that the 8th edition of the Fete de vins du Quebec will be held on Nov 29th, Dec 1st. With this festival in mind, I thought about dedicating a column on ...

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Raspipav wine festival

By Marco Giovanetti On the past weekend of Nov 2-4, I had the pleasure to attend the 6th edition of  Raspipav wine festival at Marche Bonsecours in Montreal. On its sixth edition, this ...

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Priorat, a jewel in Spanish wine

By Marco Giovanetti The Priorat region is located in the south of Catalunya (Catalonia), in the province of Tarragona, includes the municipalities of La Morera de Montsant, Scala Dei, La Villeda, Gratallops Bellmunt, Porrera, Poboleda, Torroja, Lloa, Falset and Mola. In Priorat ...

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