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JustLuxe: Discovering The Wine–Rich Collio Region: Italy’s Best Kept Secret

JustLuxe: Discovering The Wine–Rich Collio Region: Italy’s Best Kept Secret

Villa Russiz is a wine estate with a rich 300-year history. Today they make exceptional organic wines on over 100 acres in their vineyard set between steep terraces and rolling hills.  The organic wines use minimal intervention and include a range of Friulano, Malvasia, Ribolla Gialla, sparking Cru and Grappa. The grounds are extensive with the vineyards,  winery and wine cellars, the “Casa Elvine” Group Home, Mausoleum and the German Neo-Gothic style. It's an ideal place to spend the afternoon sampling wines, taking a tour and visiting the preserved heritage building.  As shared,  Villa Russiz is a winery with a purpose in that it is...
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Glenn Harris, March 16, 2019
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Italian Pinot Grigio Is A Lot Better Than You Think

Italian Pinot Grigio Is A Lot Better Than You Think

"There are two entirely different worlds of Pinot Grigio, and American imbibers are slowly catching on to the better one. "True, there is an awful lot of highly indifferent PG sloshing around, and its very success commercially has tainted the reputation of what is, or can be, delectable, mountainside versions. "Pinot Grigio, the good stuff, comes from the dramatic valleys in the foothills of the Italian Alps, especially Friuli and Alto-Adige, and can be stunning, and decently priced too, while on the other side of the coin oceans of weak, watery wine grown in commercial quantities on the valley floors is indifferent,...
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Nick Passmore, July 31, 2017
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Italian Pinot Grigio Is A Lot Better Than You Think

Italian Pinot Grigio Is A Lot Better Than You Think

"There are two entirely different worlds of Pinot Grigio, and American imbibers are slowly catching on to the better one. "True, there is an awful lot of highly indifferent PG sloshing around, and its very success commercially has tainted the reputation of what is, or can be, delectable, mountainside versions. "Pinot Grigio, the good stuff, comes from the dramatic valleys in the foothills of the Italian Alps, especially Friuli and Alto-Adige, and can be stunning, and decently priced too, while on the other side of the coin oceans of weak, watery wine grown in commercial quantities on the valley floors...
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Nick Passmore, July 31, 2017
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The Rise of Pinot Bianco in Northern Italy

The Rise of Pinot Bianco in Northern Italy

If there’s one wine I’d love to see on more wine lists in the U.S., it’s Pinot Bianco from Alto Adige and select parts of Friuli. There are some gorgeous Pinot Biancos from these areas. If you haven’t tried any, then you’re missing out on some fantastic wines. Made with the Pinot Blanc grape (also known as Weissburgunder in German), Pinot Biancos from northeast Italy are extremely elegant and offer a tantalizing combination of creamy and crisp, dry and mineral-driven. When compared to Italy’s most popular white, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco generally has more finesse and is more delicately scented,...
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Kerin O'Keefe, September 12, 2016
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Wilson Daniels Announces Partnership With Friuli-Collio Producer Villa Russiz

Wilson Daniels Announces Partnership With Friuli-Collio Producer Villa Russiz

ST. HELENA, CA (March 22, 2016) — Wilson Daniels welcomes new addition Villa Russiz into its growing international portfolio as its first Italian partner from the Collio DOC, one of the most forward-thinking and innovative wine-producing areas in Italy. Villa Russiz launches in the US market April 2016. The wines available through Wilson Daniels are: Venezia Giulia IGT “Les Enfants” and Collio DOCs Friulano, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco, Ribolla Gialla and Sauvignon Blanc. Available in very limited quantities are: Sauvignon de La Tour, Chardonnay “Gräfin de La Tour,” Merlot “Graf de La Tour” and Cabernet Sauvignon “Défi de La Tour.”...
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March 22, 2016
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