EVENUS ZINFANDEL PORT 2008

“ Education is not a part of life. Education IS life.” One of my college professors Before going into specifics about this wine I have to tell you that this was really a unique experience. Since I am not really a fan of dessert wines and I normally don’t like anything too sweet, I wasContinue reading “EVENUS ZINFANDEL PORT 2008”

LOUIS BERNARD COTES du RHONE 2017

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Nestled in France is a region where winemaking is more than an occupation. It is an art. Much the same as creating a sculpture or painting a portrait or landscape, making a good wine takes dedication and commitment,Continue reading “LOUIS BERNARD COTES du RHONE 2017”

CHÂTEAU HAUT-DUVERGER 2014

When it comes to red wines, Bordeaux is a true classic. Usually a romantic blending with a base of Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and melded with varying percentages of Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot this is a wine which is truly international in scope. Bordeaux has its roots in France but blends are nowContinue reading “CHÂTEAU HAUT-DUVERGER 2014”

SAN GIUSEPPE VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO CLASSICO SUPERIORE

Saint Joseph is most often thought of as the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus and also his earthly, or foster father. But over the years as Christianity grew he was given many other hats and responsibilities. He is considered the patron saint of workers, with a feast day of May 1, patron saintContinue reading “SAN GIUSEPPE VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO CLASSICO SUPERIORE”

A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO GREATNESS

I think that Rock and Rock n’ Roll music has a life all its own. I can remember the last generation calling it “Jungle music” and “Garbage” as they compared it to the music of their youth with performers like Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and the like. I guess that some of that could beContinue reading “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO GREATNESS”

GRIN PINOT GRIGIO by VOLPE PASINI

“La vita è come fotografia, se sorridi, viene meglio.” ( Life is like a picture, if you smile, it’s better.) This wine is truly a product of history and family. Located in the heart of the DOC zone of the Colli Orientali of Friuli, this winery traces its beginning all the way back to theContinue reading “GRIN PINOT GRIGIO by VOLPE PASINI”

GOLDEN MASHED POTATOES

“Shakespeare is like mashed potatoes. You can never get enough of him.” Frank McCourt (author of “Angela’s Ashes.”) My son tells me that I make the best mashed potatoes. Now, this strikes me as very funny for a few reasons. First of all, no matter how long I mash or whip them they still comeContinue reading “GOLDEN MASHED POTATOES”

LA PETITE PERRIERE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2020

“Que le soleil soit clair et beau, nous aurons du vin plus que d’eau.”(“May the sun be clear and beautiful, and we will have more wine than water.”) The Loire Valley is located in central France near the middle stretch of the Loire River. The valley has been inhabited since the Middle Paleolithic era andContinue reading “LA PETITE PERRIERE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2020”