The NEW WINES of Mt ETNA

Making wine on Europe's largest active volcano isn't easy. Triumph and sacrifice are in perpetual rhythm. Yet, throughout history, the unique flavors of the food and wine arriving from the volcano Etna far outweighed the dangers of living and working there. • After centuries of successful international trade, Mount Etna's vineyards were abandoned in the twentieth century. Today, an attentive generation of winemakers are is refocusing the spotlight on these inimitable volcanic wines • In The New Wines of Mount Etna, American wine expert Benjamin Spencer goes beyond the vines to explore the history and rebirth of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that has everyone talking about Sicily.

“Etna is …” #Winelovers Speak

https://youtu.be/GHmKXEsHxN8?rel=0 For the best experience, watch the video above in HD (high definition). [Select "settings" in the lower right of the screen and choose your preferred resolution.] I do a lot of grass roots wine education—for individuals, small groups, sommeliers, importers, wine schools, and journalists—using Etna as a lens to have an engaged conversation about … Continue reading “Etna is …” #Winelovers Speak

Everyone’s Talking About Etna

Every week, we read another article that mentions Etna and her wines. The (#etnabianco) white wines from Carricante, along with the (#etnarosso) red wines made from Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio are certainly worth writing about, but what are journalists saying? What are consumers reading? And what should you think? Two recent articles, one in Decanter and the … Continue reading Everyone’s Talking About Etna