Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Preview into the Food and Wine of Liguria and Emilia Romagna

It’s hard to believe we’re already into August! Between my short visit to Italy a couple weeks ago and a family emergency upon my return, I delayed some of my Tuscan posts from July. I may incorporate them also into this month’s feature on Liguria and Emilia Romagna. 

Liguria is a region on the northwestern side of Italy that is a narrow stretch of land bordering the Ligurian Sea. It is not too large of a region and is Italy’s 3rd smallest region. Its rugged landscapes make it a viticultural challenge. With over 70% of the landscape dedicated to white grapes, Vermentino and Pigato are the major players along with the red grape Rossese and many other native varietals to explore. 

Liguria wine region

Emilia Romagna is to the east of Liguria in more of north central Italy. This region makes up a good percentage of Italy’s wine production volume but is also known for its rich culture dedicated to food. Prosciutto di Parma, parmigiano reggiano and the authentic balsamic vinegar from Modena. This region is a little more balanced when it comes to red wines versus whites with Sangiovese and Lambrusco leading the way for red grapes and white grapes to include Trebbiano Romagnolo, Albana and Pignoletto. 

On August 5th our Italian Food, Wine & Travel group of writers will be covering both the regions of Liguria and Emilia Romagna of northern Italy with some wine and food pairing suggestions.  If you’d like to join our group in writing a blog in reference to this month’s theme, please email me directly at vinotravels at hotmail dot com.  Hope to see you all there! 

Here is a preview of what is to come on Saturday August 5th. 


  • Wendy from A Day of the Life on the Farm will feature “2 Treats from Emilia-Romagna; Gnocco Frito and Celita Sangiovese.  
  • Andrea at The Quirky Cork will share “A Love Affair with Lambrusco” 
  • Camilla over at Culinary Cam will take you “From the Italian Riviera: Animated Sea Monsters, Linguine al Pesto, and Mataóssu  
  • Robin at Crushed Grape Chronicles will be "Meditating on the Magic of the Cinque Terre with a Sciacchetrà"

  • Gwendolyn at the Wine Predator shares with us "How You Can Help After Devastating Floods in Emilia-Romagna: Drink Wine Made by Women"
  • Susannah at Avvinare is "Celebrating Summer with Ligurian Gems"
  • I'll be hosting at Vino Travels with "Ligurian Vermentino and Pesto"

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