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December 2016

Vino: The Road Ahead
Italy’s wine trade focuses on U.S., China and the digital world
Posted: Dec 27, 2016 10:00am ET
As a swath of the Italian wine business assembled to take stock of the state of vino and exchange ideas about the future, Wine Spectator contributing editor Robert Camuto looks at what's on the minds of the trade—namely, China, the U.S. market and the digital world.
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Wine Without Borders
The Keber family makes provocative white blends in Italy’s Collio region and a stone’s throw away in Slovenia
Posted: Dec 12, 2016 11:00am ET

The hills of Collio in northeastern Italy are an awe-inspiring patchwork of steep, terraced vineyards, forests and fruit orchards that wind through 25 ancient towns along the Slovenian border. The area is a dizzying blend of microclimates, grape varieties and culture at the dividing line between Italy’s Friuli region and central Europe.

For centuries, the border between countries has moved one way or another. Among families, many here speak Slovenian, others Italian and still others regional dialects. But when you ask someone how they identify, the answer is invariably, “I am from here.”

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