13 November 2023

Discover the oldest wine of the Roman history

Recioto: the 1st  D.O.C.G wine of the Valpolicella! This wine is so unique, that is not even exported outside Verona!  Let’s discover why… *** In the world of winemaking, certain wines stand as testaments to the rich tapestry of history. One such wine is Recioto, a jewel in the crown of Italian viticulture.It holds the […]

28 October 2023

Sulfites in Wine: What Does It Mean and Should You Be Concerned?

When it comes to wine, you may have heard the term “sulfites” mentioned. But what exactly are sulfites, and why are they a topic of discussion in the wine world? In this article, we will explore the meaning of sulfites in wine, their purpose, and whether you should be concerned about their presence. Understanding Sulfites: […]

20 October 2023

The Perfect Pairing: Pandoro of Verona and Amarone della Valpolicella – A Decadent Christmas Delight

The tradition of the Pandoro of Verona is a distinctive element of Italian culinary culture during the Christmas season. Originating from the city of Verona in northern Italy, Pandoro is a beloved Christmas dessert enjoyed by many people around the world. This star-shaped cake with eight points is prepared using high-quality ingredients and according to […]

24 September 2023

Valpolicella Vineyards: Discover the Beauty and Benefits of the Veronese Pergola

“Valpolicella Vineyards and the Veronese Pergola: A Perfect Blend for Winemaking” The Valpolicella region in Italy is renowned for its picturesque vineyards and exceptional wines. Among the traditional vine training systems used in this region, the Veronese Pergola stands out as an iconic and efficient method for cultivating grapes. In this article, we will delve […]

22 September 2023

Exploring the Grape Varieties of Valpolicella’s Wine

Valpolicella, a region nestled in the heart of Italy, is famous for its exceptional wines. At the core of Valpolicella’s winemaking tradition lies a unique blend of grape varieties that come together to create the region’s signature wines. Let’s delve into the captivating world of Valpolicella’s grape varieties – Corvina, Corvinone, Molinara, and more.   […]

14 September 2023

The Art of Hand-Harvesting: The Essence of Valpolicella’s Vendemmia

In the picturesque region of Valpolicella, Italy, a time-honored tradition takes place every year – the hand-harvesting of grapes, known as the Vendemmia. While modern technology has brought forth various advancements in agriculture, Valpolicella holds steadfast to the practice of hand-harvesting, preserving the essence of this ancient winemaking process.     Hand-harvesting, or manual picking, […]

14 September 2023

The appassimento process of Valpolicella wines

Uncovering the Magic of Amarone: The Art of Appassimento In the heart of the Valpolicella region in Italy, a winemaking technique has been perfected over centuries, resulting in one of the most renowned and cherished wines in the world – Amarone. At the core of this exceptional wine lies a unique process known as appassimento. […]

19 July 2023

Valpolicella Classica: Discover the Exceptional Wines of Veneto

Introduction: Valpolicella Classica is a renowned wine region located in the heart of Veneto, Italy. In this article, we will guide you through the discovery of the exceptional wines produced in this region, providing you with information about the terroir, main grape varieties, and distinctive characteristics of Valpolicella Classica wines. Terroir and Grape Varieties: Valpolicella […]

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23 February 2023

Why investing in Amarone wines while on holiday in Verona

February 2023 Virginia and I, have been invited as everybody else from the wine business to the Amarone Opera Prima event in Verona, the annual showcase organized by Valpolicella Consortium. This is not only the occasion to meet the 58 wine makers participating and to taste their 70 different Amarone wines (each producer can present […]

23 February 2023

Local Veronese Food with recipes: a delight for your palate!

Apart from being the City of Love, Verona still has a lot to offer, most importantly for what concerns everyone’s favorite activity when in Italy: eating! Verona has an immense number of traditional recipes, some of them dating back to centuries ago, which are based on our typical local products. So, how does a traditional […]

19 October 2021

An ongoing conversation about wines & wine production of Verona, Italy

we are honored to re-post a great article Sara, our sommelier, wrote for an American wine journal. Thank you so much for this great opportunity! Christopher Dispensa!    – Valpolicella, Veneto and Verona. As autumn is upon us what better way to greet her than with some of the finest wines in all of Italy […]

19 October 2021

The Amarone wine : elected the best wine in the world

The Amarone is one of the oldest Italian wines. In the fourth century A.D. Cassiodorus, king of the Goths, described a wine called Acinatico. Probably by chance, the production of a completely dry Recioto wine gave origin to this wine in the past. Having obtained the DOC Controlled Denomination of Origin certification in 1968, the […]

20 November 2020

Enjoy our free Virtual cooking class with a Veronese chef

Welcome to our virtual cooking class session! We would like to introduce you our Chef Andrea! He is passionate and he knows all the secrets to make a perfect Veronese menu!   Join him in his kitchen, and prepare this masterpiece of Italian gastronomic culture. You’ll learn with him how to prepare a great pasta […]

16 November 2020

Semi lockdown: updates from Italy, November 2020

Greetings from Verona! Well, Italy is back in a partial lockdown and restrictions are back in place all over the country. Here in the Veneto, we luckily in the zone classified as ‘moderately affected’; the yellow zone. What does that mean?  Travel restrictions: During the day, in the yellow zone, we have no regional travel […]

13 November 2020

Holiday Wines & Recipes from Verona

When magazines write about wines for holidays, it makes us over here at Romeo and Juliet Wine Tour Agency ask ourselves: which holidays exactly? The crazy running around holidays? The endless paper cuts from wrapping unshapely gifts holidays? The celebrate with work friends holidays? Or the sit at home and watch movies with the family […]

6 October 2020

Virtual wine tasting with samples: An Amarone experience from Verona

Ready for a virtual wine tasting class? We’re bringing our top-rated Amarone wine tours from Verona direct to your home.  There is no sugar-coating it, collectively, and globally 2020 has been tough. And, here in Italy our experience was significant as one of the first places outside of China to be so dramatically affected by […]

1 September 2020

The Amarone della Valpolicella

The Amarone wine: a million dollar accident Amarone is a dry red wine DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita), which is only produced in  the Valpolicella wine Region, a valley in between Verona and Lake Garda. Valpolicella wine region received DOC status in 1968. It is influenced by the Lessini Mountains in the north and […]

25 October 2019

Valpolicella Wines: An Introduction to Classico, Superiore and Ripasso

Your cheat sheet: Valpolicella wines. Welcome to the Valpolicella wine region, a range of small valleys that slope southward on the hills above Verona. The world-class Valpolicella wines The Valpolicella wine region is a global producer of top red wine made up of four wine appellations: Valpolicella, Ripasso, Amarone, and Recioto. Broken down, Amarone della […]

19 April 2018

Experience the wine route in Valpolicella region

If you come to visit Verona, you cannot miss the Wine journey into the valley of vineyards: Valpolicella land. Valpolicella’s name seems to originate in the Latin “Vallis –polis-cellae”, which literally translates to “valley of the many cellars”. It is a splendid hilly territory located just a few kilometers from Verona, a city of art […]

12 April 2018

Welcome VINITALY 2018

Dear Reader, if you are in Verona between next 15th and 18th of April or you are planning to visit our beloved city this article is for you. Let me introduce you Verona. General ideas Today Verona is in a strategic location, close to three areas known for wine production: red wine in Valpolicella Land, […]

19 March 2018

Wine and cook

COOKING CLASS IN VALPOLICELLA, LEARNING THE TERRITORY The first seasonal appointment of the cooking class in Valpolicella will be on next Saturday 21st of April in the suggestive Villa Serego Alighieri, a famous family property belonging to Dante’s dynasty. A full immersion experience is promised in this beautiful scenery while spending the whole evening in […]

28 January 2018

Welcome Amarone 2014!

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are very pleased to announce our newborn in Valpolicella – Verona, the Amarone wine vintage 2014 that will be officially introduced to the public next Sunday and Monday 4th and 5th February during the so called “Anteprima Amarone 2014” (litterally “The Amarone Preview”) taking place in Gran Guardia Palace located in […]

22 January 2018

Experience the Valpolicella land

If you come to visit Verona you cannot miss the eno-gastronomic journey into the valley of wine: la Valpolicella. This area, mainly agricultural land, is spread over 240 Km on the north-west side of Verona, bounded by Venezian Pre-Alps, river Adige on the south and Valdadige on the west side. The famous villages of Valpolicella […]