Ionia Uncorked #9 | Langhe Bianco

Happy Friday! Luciano is dropping in before your weekend to tell you about another amazing wine from his winery, Raineri. But this time, it's a white wine. The wine is called 'Elfobianco' and is the only white wine made by Raineri as they are typically well-known for their Barolo and Dolcetto red wines. This wine is made from 100% Cortese grapes and grown very close to the Mediterranean sea. This area of Italy is very famous for this grape and know all throughout the world for its mineral-driven complexity and high-toned acidity. The wine is dry and ideally paired with appetizers or as an aperitif!

Ionia Uncorked #8 | Moscato (DRY)

Ciao! Today, Luciano is tasting the Azienda Agricola 499 'Enigma' Moscato Bianco and pairing an amazing Risotto con Asparagi (Risotto with Asparagus). You heard us right...Moscato! But not the Moscato you're thinking of. Today we are taking a look at a DRY Moscato from Piemonte in Northwest Italy. Now, we love sweet Moscato and have carried several in our portfolio for some time. Moscato is a grape that can often benefit from being made in a sweeter style, but it is also a grape that can thrive when made in a dry style. Having a wine like this can even offer up a more diverse selection of food to pair with, as Luciano mentions here. The 499 'Enigma' Moscato Bianco is one of our favorite new

Ionia Uncorked #7 | Buona Pasqua! (Happy Easter!)

Happy Easter! Or, Buona Pasqua as they say in Italy. Today, Luciano is opening the Azelia 'Margheria Barolo 2012. Hear his thoughts on this stunning wine and his plan for a classic Easter dinner pairing. Happy Easter and Buona Pasqua to those who celebrate!

Ionia Uncorked #6 | Gabriel's Food + Wine

Today, Ionia Uncorked is Ionia...Corked. Luciano stopped by Gabriel's Food and Wine in Cape Girardeau, MO to collect some vegan pizzas and a nice bottle of wine to take home with him! Gabriel's Food and Wine specializes in authentic Italian fare and has been a longtime friend of Ionia Atlantic. You can visit Gabriel's website by clicking here and chose from there extensive carry-out menu and wines to-go! For the wine pairing today, Luciano has chosen a white wine from the Veneto in Northeast Italy from Monte del Fra. The wine is called 'Ega' and is 100% Garganega. A delicate wine, enjoyed often as an aperitif. Nicely aromatic and crisp on the palate. Perfect for lightly flavored dishes and o

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