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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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About Central Italy | Lazio, Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo

About Central Italy | Lazio, Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo | Wines and People | Scoop.it

[...]  Quiet on the outside, Umbria, Marche and Abruzzo are subtlely rebellious on the inside. These three emerging regions—and Lazio itself—are poised to become a new center of gravity for Italian wine. With a treasure trove of exciting native varieties, diverse territorial expressions and hard-working producers, central Italy may write this nation’s next enological chapter.[...]

The Marche includes a curious promontory of land that juts into the sea: Mount Conero is home to a robust Montepulciano-based wine called Rosso Conero. One of the prized wines of the region, straw-colored Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi,pairs well with crustaceans and fish. [...]

Verdicchio: Tightly linked to the Marche, Verdicchio is recognized by its verdant aromas of dried sage, citrus and cut grass. It leads the pack of easy-drinking Italian whites so popular abroad. [...]

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Paolini and Stanford vineyard update 2013

Paolini  e Stanford Winery or PS Winery started from a dream and philosophy to make the best wines possible using sustainable and organic farming practices with minimal intervention in the winery. Great care in every phase of the work; from pruning in the winter to leaf removal in the spring and summer to allow perfect sunlight exposure to our grapes for optimal ripening. Hand harvesting of only perfect grape clusters follows as well as clean winemaking techniques and judicious use of french oak to finish and refine our wines. Many of the wines are also unfined, unfiltered and hand bottled and fully represent natural wine making at its best.

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Stefano Mancinelli Verdicchio di Castelli di Jesi Classico 2011

Stefano Mancinelli Verdicchio di Castelli di Jesi Classico 2011 | Wines and People | Scoop.it

The 2011 is very like the 2010 with super-fresh honeyed lemon offset by a twist of lime peel with a stony mineral feel. Touches of green herb embellish the overall wine, a lovely dry, tight complex wine – quite Chablis-esque in many ways.  13%
Verdicchio is an excellent grape, perhaps Italy’s best. Stefano Mancinelli's is a fine ambassador that always combines green apple freshness with fine structure and alluring layers of honey and almond. 

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What to Drink When Italy Takes a Vacation

What to Drink When Italy Takes a Vacation | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Great Italian wines for everyday enjoyment (and one special occasion wine)

From Le Marche, Aldo Cifola’s La Monacesca Verdicchio di Matelica is a wine I have loved for years. Served with a little age (this is a 2009) the wine tasted like a red wine in body, but serves up relief in its calm, measured coolness. Made for langosto and any kind of crustacean, lightly grilled with just a spritz of olive oil and a squirt of lemon. I could imagine the nap (and the lazy dreams) one might have after eating a plate of these precious little creatures with this wonderful wine. Around $22 US.

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The southern roots-rock sounds of Alabama Shakes pair well with a smoky Italian red, Rosso Piceno

The southern roots-rock sounds of Alabama Shakes pair well with a smoky Italian red, Rosso Piceno | Wines and People | Scoop.it

EDMONTON - Wine and food are not my only passions. Great music elicits the same emotional responses. While I “celebrate the small” covering wine producers, that philosophy holds true for music as well. As each artist tells a story with their music and lyrics, each wine conveys a story of its origins, roots and inspirations.

At the inaugural Interstellar Rodeo music and wine festival last year, I was asked to put the pairings into practice by matching wines with each of the musical artists. Not only were the pairings listed in the event program, but the wines were actually served at the event while the paired artist was performing. Drawing parallels between the passion and creativity of both winemakers and artists seemed only natural.

The concept was so well received by festival goers that we are doing it again this year. The sold-out Interstellar Rodeo music and wine festival runs July 26-28 at the Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the 17 pairings:

Alabama Shakes

De Angelis Rosso Piceno 2012, Le Marche, Italy

Vibrant and soulful with a bit of a raw edge, but undeniably amazing is the best way to describe both the band and wine. Relatively new on the scene, but hardly green, this southern roots-rock sensation, led by the powerful pipes of Brittany Howard, is tearin’ it up and making everyone rise up and testify. The delicious, smoky, meaty, juicy Rosso Piceno from Italy’s upstart Le Marche region is also making people jump to attention. Those who are calling Alabama Shakes and wines from Le Marche the next big thing are a little late to the party. Both are already here. Hold On and be prepared to be blown away.

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Here the Music of the ALABAMA SHAKES that pairs with Le Marche Rosso Piceno


https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/boys-girls/id498509882 

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2008 Villa Annalisa Rosso Piceno, Marche-Italy

Harmonious, fruity and endlessly pleasing—if we could bottle a languid summer afternoon and the casual conversation between good friends, this would be the result. It's made from at least 60 percent Sangiovese (the Chianti grape), plus some of Marche's native Montepulciano and, optionally, small amounts of the local red grape Passerina and the white Trebbiano.

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Discover the wine producers in the Region Marche

Discover the wine producers in the Region Marche | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Click here: http://goo.gl/maps/clYQG 

The Le Marche region has a lot to offer to wine lovers and gourmets from the prestigious and famous Verdicchio, Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, and Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, a first DOCG of the Region, to the Pecorino or Passerina, rediscovered wines that recently hit the headlines.

Also the Rosso Conero and Rosso Conero Riserva DOCG wines, two great reds native to the vineyards of just seven municipalities in the Le Marche province of Ancona.

The Le Marche where all these wines are found have mountains and hills gently sloping down to the coast. The many beaches and cities of culture and art, but above all a great terroir, essential for the growth of great wines.

There are fourteen DOC and two DOCG wines, these spread throughout the Marche region ,thus confirming the high level of quality reached by this wonderful regions wine production.

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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Embed this map on your internet site al let other to discover one of the best emerging Wine Region of Italy

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The Independent Wine Review: Tenuta di Tavignano Passerina, Marche IGT (2010)

The Independent Wine Review: Tenuta di Tavignano Passerina, Marche IGT (2010) | Wines and People | Scoop.it
[...] Whilst the main grape variety here is Verdicchio (and rightly so if the evidence of this year’s tastings is to be believed), Marche also offers a couple of other fascinating indigenous grape varieties, one of which is Passerina. 
Of uncertain genetic origin and often confused with the Bombino Bianco or Trebbiano grape varieties, Passerina is one of Italy’s wine grape mysteries and is just one tiny part of the complex viticultural tapestry that makes Italian wine so varied and so interesting. 
Founded in the early 1990s and now with around 30 hectares of vineyards overall (9 of which are planted to Passerina vines) Tenuta di Tavignano vinify their Passerina in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and normally release the wine relatively quickly within Italy so that it can be consumed young, fresh and fruity (the current vintage of this wine on sale in Italy is the 2012). 
However, the importers of this wine to the UK have been able to obtain a small parcel of the 2010 vintage of this Tenuta di Tavignano Passerina and have discovered that with some time in bottle, something much more than a crisp and fruity quaffing wine can be found. [...]
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Tenuta di Tavignano Passerina, Marche IGT (2010)
Score: 89/100 – A classy, elegant and thoroughly accomplished wine from a grape variety that is rarely seen in the UK.
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Verdicchio: Italy’s Little Green One

Verdicchio: Italy’s Little Green One | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Traveling throughout Italy is a journey that brings the past to life. This ancient land is rich with palaces, castles, monuments, and ruins that date back to antiquity. I guess that is one of the reasons I love this country so much, and dedicated most of my wine studies to the challenge of learning, and experiencing, the over 350 officially recognized varietals. [...]

Today I am in the lovely central Italian city of Ancona. Situated between the slopes of Monte Conero, Monte Astagno, and Monte Guasco, we have an alluring view of the Adriatic Sea. As usual, I am accompanied by long-time friend and fellow sommelier, Serena Dutto. We have been traveling throughout the Marche region and enjoying my favorite Italian white wine, Verdicchio. Affectionately known as the “little green one,” the popularity of this wine dates back to antiquity.[...]

Verdicchio is synonymous with dry wines in Italy. In the Marche region, two styles prevail in popularity, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi and Verdicchio di Matellica.[...] Verdicchio is a particularly aromatic variety. At its best, there are elegant aromas of citrus and nuts. The variety lends itself well to producing spumante. Sparkling wines are the local specialty on the Adriatc coast.[...]

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Verdicchio, ambassador of the wine production in Le Marche region

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Umani Ronchi – The Standard in Le Marche | Neil Duarte's Vino e Cucina d'Italia -

Umani Ronchi – The Standard in Le Marche | Neil Duarte's Vino e Cucina d'Italia - | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Last year while in the region of Le Marche, we visited Azienda Vinicola Umani Ronchi (www.umanironchi.com). The winery's 2009 Vecchie Vigne Casal di Serra Classico Superiore had just been awarded the title of best white wine of the year in Italy by the guide book Gambero Rosso. After the tasting I agreed with that award and rated rather highly the other offerings of Umani Ronchi. [...]

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Neil Duarte about Umani Ronchi in this highlight: "After two truly enjoyable visits over the past two years, I am convinced that Umani Ronchi represents the standard for wineries in the Le Marche region."

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‘Sassaiolo’ Rosso Piceno 2010 Monte Schiavo

‘Sassaiolo’ Rosso Piceno 2010 Monte Schiavo | Wines and People | Scoop.it
This traditional Italian red has a bold ruby red colour, pleasant brambly fruits on the nose and a long, balanced palate with sweet, ripe tannins.
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Rosso Piceno DOC is part of the region of Marches, just north of Rome on the east coast of Italy. Wines from this region were already known in Roman times and Hannibal reportedly used it to rub down his cavalry horses on his march to Rome, to give them new vigour.

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PS Winery Southern Marche Italy IGT Petit Verdot 100% Don

PS Winery Southern Marche Italy Dwight Stanford wines IGT Petit Verdot 100% 5 min wine review with Donna Jackson

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http://www.pswinery.it  - 

If you have never tried a 100% Petit Verdot, this will spoil you for life.

Marche rosso igt
100% Petit Verdot
250 bottles
14 % vol.
vineyard: 1,85 acres at 160 meters above
the sea level
vine training: single cordon
fermentation: stainless steel with extended maceration of two weeks
aging: 1 year in new french oak barrels and tonneau with bottling in May, 2011

It is a wonderfully, rich, deeply colored and complex wine with soft tannino and persistent fruit flavors. Only 1 barrel was made, so enjoy this with the others in the boxed set; truly a unique experience!

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HOW TO: chill wine in 5 minutes

HOW TO: chill wine in 5 minutes | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Fast: Contrary to popular thinking, sticking it in the freezer is not the fastest way to chill wine. There’s simply too much air in the freezer.

Faster: Add a gel sleeve to the wine bottle in the freezer. Getting something cold touching the bottle transfers the cold to the wine faster.

Fastest: Get a bucket and fill it about half full of ice. Then add the coldest water you can get from the tap fill the bucket to about 3/4 full. Now you have something approximating the ice floes of the Arctic–in fact, add salt to the water to decrease the range of the water to below 32 degrees. Submerge the bottle in the bucket. Stir or swirl for fastest results.

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Kevin Wardell and his love for the Lacrima

Kevin Wardell and his love for the Lacrima | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Kevin Wardell doesn’t look or sound like a wine geek. But once he starts talking Italian wine varietals, his inner nerd spills out. [...] 

If you hang around Wardell long enough, sooner or later you’ll find yourself tasting his favorite red wine: a Lacrima di Morro d’Alba from the Marche region of Italy, where the ancient Lacrima grape is grown.

“It’s from the central east coast of Italy, on the calf of the boot,” said the 40-year-old sommelier. “It’s super aromatic, and it reminds me of Earl Grey tea.”

The fragrance of the Lacrima grape, which is reminiscent of the Bergamot orange, was the inspiration for the name of his wine bar, located in a narrow, historic storefront at 328 Healdsburg Ave. [...]

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World's Drunkest Job: Wine Blogs

World's Drunkest Job: Wine Blogs | Wines and People | Scoop.it
What are the people like behind the top wine blogs? Here are some stories about the highs and lows of being a wine blogger.
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Wine of the Week: 2010 Umani Ronchi, San Lorenzo Rosso Conero

Wine of the Week: 2010 Umani Ronchi, San Lorenzo Rosso Conero | Wines and People | Scoop.it

It was just two weeks ago that I encountered [tasted] the San Lorenzo Rosso Conero and it still has me thinking about it; which is why it's my wine of the week. The price point is an incredible [on average] $15 most places. This wine would do amazingly well by the glass and even better as the Wednesday evening wine of choice. I gave it a solid score of 87 points. [...]

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Very enthusiastic review for this Le Marche Wine. Here some highlights:


"This is a wine to purchase by the case and drink over the course of the year"


"This wine softly grabs you by the palate, whispering "I'm floral, have vibrant minerality, a pinch of cedar, hints of sandalwood, cherry and dark plum dance around my dusty well integrated tannins and I have just the right amount of acidity to keep you coming back for more." 

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Fattoria Laila Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC (2011) - The Independent Wine Review

Fattoria Laila Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC (2011) - The Independent Wine Review | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Fattoria Laila was purchased by Andrea Crocenzi in 1990 and since then whilst the 40 hectares of estate vineyards have neither grown or reduced in size since then, there has been a dramatic program of replanting that has occurred with a view to reducing vine yields and increasing the flavoural concentration of the Verdicchio grapes that are harvested from those vines each year. The arrival of Lorenzo Landi as oenologist has spurred further innovation in the winery and twenty years on from Andrea’s original investment, Fattoria Laila is now known as one of the most consistent, high quality wine producers in Marche.
Three different expressions of Verdicchio are produced at Fattoria Laila these days, of which this eponymously named Fattoria Laila Verdicchio dei Castelli dei Jesi is the “entry level” wine, with wines designated “Eklekitos” and “Lailum” sitting above it in the range. [...]

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Italian Wine Labels

Everything You Wanted To Know About Italian Wine Labels | Wines and People | Scoop.it

In today’s age, there are plenty of apps that you can use on your smart phone that gather all this information for you by just taking a picture. I find this useful and fun especially if I’m adding notes but nothing beats holding a bottle and deciphering it for yourself.  

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These are the basic infos you can get from a properly made label:

  • The wine name
  • The producer of the wine
  • The wine region
  • Grape Varietals
  • The vintage
  • The wine’s denomination
  • Distributer/Importer

Extra infos can be:

  • who bottled the wine
  • if the grapes are from a cooperative

and much more

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Le Marche wine-inspired Living | The Eternal Circle of Wine | Rosso Conero

Le Marche wine-inspired Living | The Eternal Circle of Wine | Rosso Conero | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Antonio Terni’s family has been making wine in Le Marche at Fattoria Le Terrazze since 1882. A nuclear engineer, Signore Terni adores grapes and Bob Dylan. In the late 90s, inspired by the musician-artist, Terni’s team created Visions of J. It’s a very fancy Rosso Conero DOC. In 2004, Terni invited Dylan to collaborate on a Merlot/Montepulciano blend named after Dylan’s 1974 Planet Waves.
It is the century of Terni wine-making and Antonio’s fervent and infectious “bob-catting” – a mysterious blend of tradition, love and veneration – that delights us.

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Fattoria Laila 'Eklektikos' Verdicchio dei Jesi Classico Superiore 2011

Fattoria Laila 'Eklektikos' Verdicchio dei Jesi Classico Superiore 2011 | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Fattoria Laila 'Eklektikos' Verdicchio dei Jesi Classico Superiore 2011

The finest Verdicchio grapes grown on slopes facing the Adriatic Sea go into making this fabulous wine. Textured and complex, with citrus, tropical and mineral notes all merging into an intriguing wine. Best with baked sea bass, moules marinière, or other seafood dishes.

  • country, region: italy, marche
  • abv value 13
  • appellation verdicchio castelli de jesi doc
  • aroma: apple lemon pineapple wet stone
  • bottle size 75cl
  • closure cork
  • food pairing clams
  • grape verdicchio
  • occasion dinner party
  • year 2011
  • style dry, medium-bodied
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Fattoria Laila in Corinaldo lies in the rolling hills of the Marche, overlooking the Adriatic Sea on the east coast of Italy. 

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Highlighted Le Marche Wines | Wine of the Week - 'Sassaiolo' Rosso Piceno

Highlighted Le Marche Wines | Wine of the Week - 'Sassaiolo' Rosso Piceno | Wines and People | Scoop.it

I am a huge fan of Italian reds as they take me back to wonderful holidays spent in Italy and wines like this Sangiovese and Montepulciano blend represent incredible value for money.

This wine comes from the Rosso Piceno DOC, which is part of the Central Italian region of Marche, which lies just to the north of Rome - this area is well worth visiting if you do pop over to Rome.

This blend of Sangiovese and Montepulciano is a match made in heaven - it has the elegance of Sangiovese coupled with the ripe fruit of Montepulciano. It offers bags of supple, ripe cherry fruit and a soft elegant finish.

The perfect match for pizza and pasta - delish!

£8.74 for one or £6.99 when you buy 2 or more Italian wines.

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A lighter and "greener" bottle for Verdicchio

A lighter and "greener" bottle for Verdicchio | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, we bottled the 2012 Pievalta Verdicchio at the winery in Castelli di Jesi using a new bottle format that weighs significantly less than one used for the last vintage.

The new bottle weighs only 460 grams, 90 grams less than the previous (which weighed 550 grams, a reduction of 17 percent).

The new format will help to reduce greenhouse gasses, particularly carbon dioxide, because it reduces the amount of energy needed to produce the bottle and it also reduces the energy needed to transport it.

It’s a small step but an important one for people like us, who have always made the environment and its well-being a priority in our daily work.

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Wine Serving Temperature

Wine Serving Temperature | Wines and People | Scoop.it
Reliable wine serving tips you can trust. From wine serving temperature to who gets served first, you'll never be out of place... or out of wine in your glass.
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Ma Cave En France's curator insight, August 2, 2013 3:42 AM

Always good to remind the basics :)

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The Best Restaurants of the world serve Le Marche Wines: Felidia, New York

The Best Restaurants of the world serve Le Marche Wines: Felidia, New York | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Felidia is the acclaimed Manhattan East Side flagship of Lidia Bastianich, open since 1981. It is here that many of Lidia’s devoted fans find her greeting each guest with the same warmth and passion that she exhibits through her television shows and cookbook.

Executive Chef Fortunato Nicotra has been with Felidia since 1996 and has brought an innovative presentation and touch to traditional ingredients and dishes from all of the regions of Italy. The New York Times three star restaurant and nominee for Outstanding Restaurant U.S. from the James Beard Foundation was a proud recipient of the Wine Spectator’s Grand Award Winning Wine List for many years.

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Several Le Marche Wines appear in this landmark restaurant’s wine list.


  • Claudio Morelli, Bianchello del Metauro 2010
  • Il Conte Villa Prandone, Cavaceppo Passerina 2010
  • San Savino, Pecorino, Ciprea 2011
  • Vernaccia di Saerrapetrona
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Map of Italian Wines

Map of Italian Wines | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Incomparabili Vini Italiani

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It is not a map for experts, absolutely not complete, but still is pretty and good for those who wants to learn some important Italian wine names and the region of their production. Please, find out other resources to learn the correct pronunciation, it could be useful...

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Tuscany Villas's curator insight, July 26, 2013 3:50 AM

wonderful map of the wine of Italy