Test Italian Wine

A Note From Greg Dierberg:

This past summer we fell in love with Italian Wines

Simply put, the wines blew us away. Their grace, balance and unique Italian style were an awakening to a classic style of wine—the kind that compliments a meal without overpowering it. I joke with my family that we are under their spell now—forever to be an enthusiast. 😊 

There is so much to learn about Italian wines, and I’m just getting started. The best way to make sense of Italian red wines is to simply start tasting them. Italy offers the perfect red wine for every occasion—from pizza on Monday to roast beef with the in-laws on Sunday. 

We hope you enjoy our selection as much as we do, and that you join us on our journey through Italy by way of Bob’s Barn at Dierbergs.

- Greg Dierberg 

Italian Wine Regions & Classifications
Italian Wine Regions & Classifications

Did you know you can tell if an Italian wine is high-quality just by looking at its label? 

Italy’s classification system specifies not only the production area and methods for each wine, but also guarantees the quality standard of certain wines which pass a government taste test. 

Typical Geographical Indication (IGT) is the Protected Geographical Indication (IGP) designation in Italy that is often seen on Italian wine labels. These wines are produced in a specific territory within Italy and follow a series of specific and precise regulations on authorized varieties, viticultural and vinification practices, chemical and physical characteristics, specific label instructions, etc.  

The Protected Designation of Origin (DOP) includes two sub-categories: DOC and DOCG. All DOCG wines and some DOC wines will have a paper band containing a serial number that covers the cork or wraps around the neck of the wine bottle.

The Results
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Arctic Zero Frozen Desserts
Technically not ice cream because it contains no milk, Arctic Zero has an airy, icy consistency and a flavorful finish. Calories range from 150-300 per pint! It's lactose free, gluten free, fat free, non GMO plus has added fiber.
Ben & Jerry's Moo-Phoria Ice Cream
Kosher, no GMOs, no artificial sweeteners, and no high fructose corn syrup! Normally, Ben & Jerry's pints run between 1000-1200 calories, but with Moo-phoria, you’ll be getting half that with 560-640 calories per pint.
Chilly Cow
With two 8 oz. containers per package, Chilly Cow is designed to help you not eat that whole pint at once. Each container is between 180-190 calories (so 360-380 for both). It does have a great ice-cream-like consistency while saving calories!
Enlightened the Good for You Ice Cream
This high protein ice cream has one of the best consistencies! It ranges from 240-400 per pint with a ½-cup serving between 60-100 calories. It’s low in fat and saturated fat and contains skim milk, corn fiber, milk protein isolate and monk fruit extract.
Our Favorite
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Breyer's Delights
If you haven’t hit your protein goal for the day, this will do it. Available in pints and cups, Breyer’s Delights has 20g of protein per pint and contains only 260-330 calories. In our opinion, this is the best-tasting low-calorie ice cream!