My first thought when I think of Tuscany is the famous region of Chianti, home of the noble Medici Family and the Chianti Rooster. At one time, the government classified a major portion of Tuscany as Chianti. This upset many Italian producers, most notably the producers from Carmignano and in particular, the owners of Capezzana […]
I think for most of us, we drink wine that other people introduce us to or that we tried in a restaurant. Some people pay attention to labels, most forget them as soon as they walk out of the restaurant or when they finish the bottle. I’m not one of those people, I’m fascinated with […]
I visit Italy on a regular basis, I try and get there twice a year, in a great year, I sneak in a third trip. One of my favorite things to do in Italy is to sit in a Piazza, people watch and drink a glass of Italian Rose’ Wine (Rosato). I truly can’t think […]
The Argiolas Perdera is a great food wine that is affordable and drinks well. It is a wine that speaks of Sardinia and immediately connects your food and wine experience.
Imagine picking these grapes in 90 degree weather I chose this title for more than one reason. This is my first blog of 2011, and it’s about a wine that fell off the radar for several years. The wines of Taurino have literally been floating around in wine space for the last several years. At […]
It’s hard to believe that the 2010 season has come to an end, each year seems to go by faster than the previous one. As I reflect on 2010, I realize we had a wonderful season and have a lot to be thankful for. We had a lot of success with our wine features each […]
Mastroberardino is synonymous with excellence in the Campania Wine Making Region. It was founded in 1848 and is steeped in history and credited with saving the traditional grape varietals of the Campania region after the destruction of World War Two. Most of the producers abandoned the old varietals and replanted them with more universal grape […]
Montalcino is a magical part of Tuscany, the vistas are all postcards and the wine is exceptional. Walking through the medieval town of Montalcino is a step back in time, the stonework is all in tact, the shops are full of artisans wares and the restaurants all serve amazing food paired with local wines. I’ve visited […]