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FVG: White Merlot

This interesting little gem has traveled its way from Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) to get into my gullet!  A soft, full-bodied white, the Foffani White Merlot is an unusual and unique expression of the traditional Merlot grape.  Made by harvesting the grapes just as they reach maturity and allow Details

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March 6, 2013 4:09 am
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Prosecco

Prosecco, Italy’s most famous sparkling wine, gets its name from its origin town of Prosecco in Friuli Venezia Giulia, although it is mostly cultivated in neighboring Veneto.  Confusingly, the grape used to create this lively libation is also named Prosecco, and must be present at a minimum of Details

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January 23, 2013 5:08 pm
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I’m back!

Escape Artists have been all over Italy for the past couple of months!   Sometimes, I have to research a particular province or region, which means I have to leave my husband at home, and travel to Italy.   I knew very little about Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) in the northeastern portion of It Details

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Italian Wine Grapes: Vitovska

Vitovska: this little known white grape hails from Friuli-Venezia Giulia (FVG) in northeast Italy.  Bordering countries Slovenia and Austria, this area is known for producing crisp, refreshing white wines and Vitovska is no exception.  As wine knows no national borders, Vitovska, also called Ga Details

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