It's no coincidence Corte Gardoni is our longest-standing Italian import. After more than thirty years, the wines are as delicious as ever, and the prices have barely changed! In the Bardolino region, just south of Lake Garda and not far from Verona, the Corvina grape takes center stage, yielding bright, juicy reds made for everyday enjoyment. Alcohol is low, acid is lively, and fresh fruit leaps out of the glass—what is there not to like? The Piccoli family earned a reputation as a leader of this undervalued wine region, championing the local grape varieties when others planted Cabernet and Merlot, and pioneering sustainable vineyard practices before it became popular. Their wines are honest and authentic, while being versatile enough to pair with any type of cuisine or simply refresh the senses on a warm evening—served chilled, of course. You'll want to stock up on these reds for summer, and you might also consider this insider tip: the Becco Rosso and the Pradicà tends to age like Pinot Noir, and makes a bargain addition to any cellar. Pull one out in five or ten years for a true Venetian treat!
Few wines pair better with grilled foods than a savory, smoky expression of Syrah. Additionally, its characteristic spice and assertive flavor make it a great partner to many dishes in Indian, Pakistani, Persian, North African, and eastern Mediterranean cuisines, without forgetting its affinity to rustic French cooking.
Many of our best values, all in one place for your browsing pleasure: bargain whites, rosés, reds, and even a couple of sparklers, made by real people and reefer-shipped so they arrive in your hands in nothing less than perfect condition.
Her wonderfully complex terroir of schist, granite, and galets roulés (alluvial riverbed stones) produces some of the most ethereal rosés you’ll ever taste. And the olive oil—well, it isn’t easy for us to get as excited about olive oil as about wine, but when you taste these, you’ll understand why they have become Corsica’s pride and joy.
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