CHLOE SAUVIGNON BLANC

“Lemonade should be fresh. Wine needs to be aged.” Me (Old sayings have to start someplace.) So, what’s in a name? Well, the name CHLOE is normally the name of a female and is kind of popular in some offbeat TV series. There was Chloe Mitchell from the Soap, The Young and the Restless, ChloeContinue reading “CHLOE SAUVIGNON BLANC”

PIATTELLI VINEYARDS MALBEC RESERVE 2020

“Winemaking is our expert craft and rooted deeply within my heritage. My father was a well known Winemaker, as was my Uncle & Grandfather. There has always been a bottle of wine on the family table. Today that bottle is Piattelli.” Valeria Antolin Piattelli, Winemaker Malbec has become one of the most popular wines inContinue reading “PIATTELLI VINEYARDS MALBEC RESERVE 2020”

LOUIS-JADOT BEAUJOLAIS-VILLAGES 2020

(Reprinted from an earlier post. I don’t really like to do this, but I think this one bears repeating.) Beaujolais is a French Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée wine generally made of the Gamay grape which has a thin skin and is low in tannins. The wine takes its name from the historical wine producing province ofContinue reading “LOUIS-JADOT BEAUJOLAIS-VILLAGES 2020”

HEY ROLLING STONE…

Wine, women and song…(finish that phrase as you will) These three things have always been thought of as great characteristics of a very good life. All three add immeasurable amounts of joy and pleasure. And while none of them may contribute to your overall character, your standing as a person, they do add a dimensionContinue reading “HEY ROLLING STONE…”

RAINA MONTEFALCO ROSSO

“Nella botte piccola c’è il vino buono.” ( In small barrels, there’s good wine) Originality, purity and sustainability are such keywords nowadays. Together they make up a trio of characteristics which influence much of today’s focus on agriculture and to achieve any one of these is considered no small triumph. So, when each standard isContinue reading “RAINA MONTEFALCO ROSSO”

G.D.VAJRA BARBERA d’ALBA 2018

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy wine and that is kind of the same thing.” Those of us who were around in the 1960’s I’m sure will remember that decade as very turbulent. All across the globe there were calls for change, rallies for peace and as many will attest, it was aContinue reading “G.D.VAJRA BARBERA d’ALBA 2018”

TUA RITA ROSSO dei NOTRI 2018

“To serve a good friend a good wine is the ultimate compliment.” Val di Cornia is a coastal region of Tuscany located south of the town of Livorno and Southeast of San Gimignano, one of the most picturesque and beautiful towns in all of Italy. That statement covers a lot of ground, but I canContinue reading “TUA RITA ROSSO dei NOTRI 2018”

Fresh Tomato Sauce with Spinach Noodles

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” Federico Fellini Being Italian there are certain things expected of you. So, okay, you love life and live it fully. You like wine, and drink it religiously. You like food, and eat it heartily. But there is more to it than that. For example, you not onlyContinue reading “Fresh Tomato Sauce with Spinach Noodles”

THE BENEFITS OF DRINKING WINE

Obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol aside, we are on such a health kick in this country today. Foods that we once considered good for you fell out of favor, some were straight out bad for you. But wait, then they weren’t. Nutritionists seem to go round and round, suggesting, warning and then backtracking. WhatContinue reading “THE BENEFITS OF DRINKING WINE”