In “How to Support Central Italy after the Earthquakes: Drink its Wine,” writer Ellen Bhang suggests buying wine from the regions of Marche, Umbria and Abruzzo as a form of disaster relief. Central Italy is often affected by earthquakes, with a particularly devastating one occurring in August 2016. Recommended as a bottle to buy:
PIEVALTA Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore 2015
“This biodynamic white is made from mostly verdicchio with a splash of trebbiano. Partial malolactic fermentation provides some weight to a palate of yellow fruit, crunchy peach, herbs, and mineral.”
In “Two Spanish Wine Regions you should know about,” writer Ellen Bhang spotlights the wines from Ribera del Duero and Rueda. Listed as a recommendation:
FINCA MONTEPEDROSO Verdejo 2013
“This lively white made by fourth-generation vintners offers scents of yellow tree fruit, field herbs, and freshly turned soil, leading to appealing weight in the mouth from time on the lees."