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The Le Marche region has a lot to offer to wine lovers. There are 5 DOCG wines and 16 DOC wines. From the prestigious and famous Verdicchio, to the Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, from the Offida Pecorino to the Offida Passerina. Also: Bianchello del Metauro, Colli Maceratesi, Colli Pesaresi, Esino, Falerio dei Colli Ascolani, I Terreni di Sanseverino, Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, Rosso Conero, Pergola, Rosso Piceno, San Ginesio Many of these wines are little known outside of Italy but visitors to the region have a pleasant surprise when they try the local wine produced by many small aziendas and cantinas.
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Tre Bicchieri USA Tastings Tour

Tre Bicchieri USA Tastings Tour | Wines and People |
It's that time of the year again- the Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri tastings will be held in San Francisco, New York and Chicago beginning next week. These tastings feature wines that have been awarded a Tre Bicchieri (three glasses) rating - the highest possible - from Gambero Rosso, Italy's leading wine guide. 
More than 100 wineries will participate, representing 19 of the 20 regions of Italy. The variety of wines, as you would expect at a tasting of this caliber, will be remarkable. You will be able to taste Barolo from producers such as Massolino, Elvio Cogno and Fontanfredda along with Brunello di Montalcino from Biondi-Santi, Canalicchio di Sopra and La Togata. There will also be some great Tuscan reds from Antinori, Colle Massari, Fontodi and Felsina along with some gorgeous reds from Valle Reale and La Valentina from Abruzzo as well as top red wines from Mastroberardino (Campania), Cottanera and Planeta from Sicily and some lovely examples of Amarone from Speri, Tenuta Sant'Antonio and Musella.
As far as sparkling and white wines, there is also an impressive representation. Some of Franciacorta's finest wines from producers such as Guido Berlucchi, Ferghettina, La Montina and Ricci Curbastro will be poured along with Ferrari from Trentino. As for white wines, you will be able to sample from Cantina Tramin, Cantina Terlano and Elena Walch from Alto Adige; Livon, Collavini and Zuani from Friuli along with Soave from Pieropan and Verdicchio from Garofoli and Umani Ronchi
Here are the details on the tastings. You need to register and can do so by emailing Volkmer Public Relations.
San Francisco - Wednesday, February 15
Fort Mason Center - Hebrst Pavilion
Trade: 2-6 / Public 3-6
New York City - Friday, February 17
Metropolitan Pavilion - 125 W. 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Trade 2-7 / Public 3-7
Chicago - Tuesday, February 21
Union Station - 210 South Canal Street
Trade 2-6 / Public 3-6
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Offida: taste all Le Marche wines under the ground

Offida: taste all Le Marche wines under the ground | Wines and People |

Thanks to the very recent restoration, it is now possible to visit the building with its wine cellar and buy local typical products: wines; olive oils; biological juices, honey and other products. In the restoration of the building it has been given particular importance to the complete recovery of the historical and architectonic charm of the caves and the well, where the local typical products have been placed to express the excellence and modernity connected with the rural and urban history of this magnificent town in the Picena area. What to find: free visit and information on rural tourism purchase of products selected by oenologists description of the production and transformation techniques of the products.

Luigi Silvestri's curator insight, December 22, 2012 1:04 PM

Wine Excellence from Italian Marche Region, the Piceno area of Offida, have a look at,,