Fichimori: A Red Wine for Summer

The bar at L'Apicio restaurant in New York City
The bar at L’Apicio restaurant in New York City


Chill Out with a Refreshing Italian Red


by Michelle Kwan


Move over rosé: there’s a new chilled summer wine on the market. Fichimori is a stunning new red, predominantly comprised of Negroamaro grapes, which are native to certain parts of Italy but rarely used in international winemaking. Finished off with just a splash of Syrah, this chilled red blend from the Puglia region could prove to be a sweet Southern Italian alternative to bottles of the pink stuff.

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Artesa Vineyards & Winery 2012 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir – Wine of the Week

Artesa Vineyards & Winery 2012 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir
Artesa Vineyards & Winery 2012 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir

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Truett Hurst 2013 Salmon Run Zinfandel Rosé – Wine of the Week

Truett Hurst 2013 Salmon Run Zinfandel Rosé
Truett Hurst 2013 Salmon Run Zinfandel Rosé

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Beyond Riesling: Travels in Southern Germany’s Wine Country

Rotenberg Village near Stuttgart
Rotenberg Village near Stuttgart


A Toast to Wine and Food in Southern Germany

by John and Sandra Nowlan


When people think German wine, they think Riesling. But the sun-soaked hillsides of central Germany produce an astonishing variety of grapes that are carefully turned into flavorful wines. And while German staples like Riesling (the easiest to find in American stores) are plentiful, we discovered several lesser-known, quality wines with a fresh, fruity acidity that could very well become hits on the other side of the Atlantic, too.

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