Category: Villa Sandi

Verona, a UNESCO Heritage designated city

We look forward to seeing you at Vinitaly in Verona this year, April 7-10! Please come and taste with us in Hall C, Stand E4. Next week, thousands of wine professionals from across the world will gather in Verona for Vinitaly, the annual wine trade fair. It’s the biggest and most important event in the Italian wine industry. The four-day fair gives Italian winemakers … Read More Verona, a UNESCO Heritage designated city

Taste Villa Sandi at Vinitaly with leading Italian wine critic Daniele Cernilli

We look forward to seeing you at Vinitaly in Verona this year, April 7-10! Please come and taste with us in Hall C, Stand E4. On Sunday, April 7 (the first day of the Vinitaly trade fair in Verona), leading Italian wine writer and critic Daniele Cernilli (above) will be pouring Villa Sandi Cartizze Vigna La Rivetta for his seminar on sparkling wines. It’s … Read More Taste Villa Sandi at Vinitaly with leading Italian wine critic Daniele Cernilli

Taste with Villa Sandi at Vinitaly April 7-10

We look forward to seeing you at Vinitaly in Verona this year, April 7-10! Please come and taste with us in Hall C, Stand E4. Click here for more info.

Thank you Folio

Before we get back to the business of blogging about Veneto culture and what makes Prosecco DOCG so great, we would like to to take a moment out to thank Folio Fine Wine Partners, our U.S. importer. That’s the Tri-State Folio team, above, at the New York Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri tasting last week (the event’s 30th anniversary). At each one of the recent … Read More Thank you Folio

Villa Sandi pours Prosecco Cartizze La Rivetta at Gambero Rosso Chicago

Not only did tasters get the opportunity to taste Villa Sandi’s Prosecco Cartizze Vigna La Rivetta DOCG at yesterday’s Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri tasting in Chicago, but they were also offered a complimentary glass of the estates Prosecco “Il Fresco” as they arrived at the venue. And then, when they stepped on to the elevator that took them up to walk-around tasting, their eyes … Read More Villa Sandi pours Prosecco Cartizze La Rivetta at Gambero Rosso Chicago

The Carnival of Venice begins tomorrow! What’s the origin of the name “carnevale”?

The Carnival of Venice begins tomorrow! Click here for more info on events and travel resources etc. The following is a piece by our blog master, Jeremy Parzen, a scholar of Italian literature specialized in the history of the Italian language. Enjoy! No one knows the true origins of the Carnevale of Venice. We do know that the festival began in the high middle … Read More The Carnival of Venice begins tomorrow! What’s the origin of the name “carnevale”?

“Top-Class Prosecco.” Will Lyons (Times) recommends Villa Sandi for Valentine’s Day

“The trick to really enjoying Valentine’s Day: do it yourself,” writes Will Lyons for the London Sunday Times (February 10, 2019). “Stay in, tackle that ambitious recipe you’ve had your eye on since January and share a bottle of something special. There are plenty of options. I’m thinking of a gentle glass of Prosecco, produced in the shadow of Venice.” “If there’s one night … Read More “Top-Class Prosecco.” Will Lyons (Times) recommends Villa Sandi for Valentine’s Day

Carnevale: The famous Carnival of Venice, February 16-March 5

The annual Carnevale di Venezia (Carnival of Venice) takes place this year from February 16 through martedì grasso (Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras) on March 5. CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE, including information on ticket sales, events, and travel tips. The Carnevale di Venezia is an ancient tradition that stretches back to the Middle Ages when the city of Venice was first founded. … Read More Carnevale: The famous Carnival of Venice, February 16-March 5

EU proposes compromise on Australian “Prosecco” labeling rights

In August of last year, Italy’s agricultural ministry contacted its counterpart in Australia and expressed its interest in protecting naming rights for Prosecco DOCG and Prosecco DOC wines throughout the world. For years now, Australia grape growers and winemakers have labeled sparkling wines as “Prosecco” despite the fact Prosecco originated in Italy and is protected by European Union trademark laws. But because Australia is … Read More EU proposes compromise on Australian “Prosecco” labeling rights

In an interview with Slow Food UK, Giancarlo Moretti Polegato explains Villa Sandi’s unique vinification approach

“Villa Sandi relies on a special production technique to get the very best Prosecco,” said owner Giancarlo Moretti Polegato (above) in a recent interview with Slow Food UK. To enhance and preserve freshness, floral and fruity aromas of Prosecco, our winemakers chill the must and store it. For any sparkling production, they start the sparkling process from the chilled must instead of starting it … Read More In an interview with Slow Food UK, Giancarlo Moretti Polegato explains Villa Sandi’s unique vinification approach

90 points Robert Parker for Villa Sandi Cartizze: “Soft, luscious sparkler” (Monica Larner)

The slopes of the Cartizze cru in the Prosecco DOCG (above) are so steep that they have to be worked by hand. Villa Sandi makes its Prosecco DOCG Cartizze using fruit sourced from its own rows in the designation together with grapes it obtains thanks to its longstanding, generational relationships with family growers there. Here’s what Monica Larner had to say about Villa Sandi’s … Read More 90 points Robert Parker for Villa Sandi Cartizze: “Soft, luscious sparkler” (Monica Larner)

Bigoli with hare ragù and a glass of Prosecco DOCG, a match made in heaven!

I know that for the uninitiated the above photo may not seem immediately appealing. But for those familiar with the joys of country cooking in the land of Prosecco, the dish above might as well be a painting by Renaissance master Titian! Those are bigoli, hand-rolled noodles and a classic of Veneto gastronomy, tossed with hare ragù. This pasta shape, a long noodle similar … Read More Bigoli with hare ragù and a glass of Prosecco DOCG, a match made in heaven!