The Best Italian Wine Routes: Piero Mancini Winery – Sardinia

Piero Mancini Winery offers an unforgettable experience for the senses, combining a passion for wine with the scenic beauty of the Gallura region, in an inviting atmosphere of rare beauty.

The Piero Mancini Winery is in one of the most beautiful places in Sardinia.

The winery extends beyond the historic valley of Balajana, near the town of Luogosanto, in the province of Olbia-Tempio in the Gallura region.

Valle di Balajana

Valle di Balajana

The tasting offers six different wines from the Piero Mancini Winery, carefully chosen to ensure a high quality experience.

We would recommend three wines:

Vermentino di Gallura ManciniPrimo, DOCG

Vermentino di Gallura ManciniPrimo, DOCG

The golden soul of real Gallura, the mirror of its treasures, new horizons of refined taste. Mancini Primo, so the family has called this magnificent Vermentino di Gallura DOCG, dedicated to high level restaurant, because its quality is such as to place it at the top of the production of the Cantina delle Vigne di Piero Mancini.

Pale straw yellow with greenish hues, fruity, full-bodied with a somewhat bitter aftertaste.

Wine Vermentino di Gallura - CUCAIONE 2011 DOCG

Wine Vermentino di Gallura – CUCAIONE 2011 DOCG

This magnificent Vermentino, one of the masterpieces of Piero Mancini, was created to celebrate the charm of Gallura. It is a wine of elegant personality, fine and harmonious, and the taste is very balanced, with a good structure.

Straw yellow with greenish hues, typically aromatic and elegant, balanced, smooth, well structured.

Wine Falcale - Cannonau di Sardegna DOC 2009

Wine Falcale – Cannonau di Sardegna DOC 2009

A beautiful Cannonau, the pride of production Piero Mancini, whose name intentionally remind to the falco (hawk), the beautiful bird that fly high in the sky. A wine that stands above, which differs, that is fascinating. The best contribution to the finest Italian cuisine.

Ruby red with amber hues. Pleasant aroma, with hints of wild berries and ripe fruit. Dry, fruity, full-bodied, elegant, with an aftertaste of almond.

The Best Italian Beer Selection

General manager Anthony Esparza spent 10 months creating Fiamma’s Italian craft-beer menu, which features three drafts and 15 bottled beers—plus a few off-menu secret gems—and it shows. Try Birra del Borgo’s cask-conditioned ReAle Extra on tap side by side with the bottle-conditioned variety for an instant mini-flight, then move on to the tripel-style Super Baladin or the sour D’uvaBeer. Each more special than the last, and like the Teku tulip glasses (only the best damned craft-beer glass ever), you won’t find some of these anywhere else in the U.S.

Look here and choose the best Italian Beer

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La Scala, the heart and soul of Milan – video

As the world’s most venerated opera house, known to Italians as Il Teatro alla Scala, prepares for the opening night of the season, members of the community surrounding the 18th-century theatre explain its historical, cultural and social importance for the people of Milan, and the international opera community

La Scala, the heart and soul of Milan – video via @guardian

Art in the heart of Sicily – video

In January 1968 a catastrophic earthquake destroyed Gibellina and some of the surrounding towns in Sicily’s parched Belice Valley. When reconstruction began on New Gibellina in the 1970s, the local mayor invited prominent artists to help shape the town, turning this sleepy valley into an international centre for contemporary and performing arts

Art in the heart of Sicily – video via @guardian

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