Masseria Li Veli Orion Primitivo

PRIMITIVO a dark skinned grape, naturally sweet and known for producing inky colored highly tannic and high alcohol wines. Its home is generally recognized as the region of Italy called Puglia, very close to the Croatian border which is probably where the grape was first grown. In the early 19th century it was introduced hereContinue reading “Masseria Li Veli Orion Primitivo”

LOUIS-JADOT BEAUJOLAIS-VILLAGES

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 of Beaujolais. First cultivated by the Romans who established the region as part of a trading route, the tradition andContinue reading “LOUIS-JADOT BEAUJOLAIS-VILLAGES”

THE SOUTHERN LOW COUNTRY BOIL

Growing up in the Bronx, NY you get used to certain things. You know that there is a pizza place on almost every corner and every one is different. Some have more cheese, some a little tangier sauce. So you go to the one that caters to your taste on that day. We knew whereContinue reading “THE SOUTHERN LOW COUNTRY BOIL”

HEY! WHAT’S GOING ON

In the past I’ve written a few times about what I call “the good life,” and pretty much that is what this column is supposed to be about. What’s good in our lives and in our hearts. Our memories and our future. And just when you think you can’t stand it anymore, what’s good aboutContinue reading “HEY! WHAT’S GOING ON”

ROSSO TOSCANA I PIAGGIONI

Brunello di Montalcino is a red wine produced in the Tuscany region of Italy in the vineyards surrounding the small medieval town of Montalcino about 100 miles south of Florence (Firenze). Originally the Brunello grape was considered to be native to the area and the only place it was grown. But through some extensive researchContinue reading “ROSSO TOSCANA I PIAGGIONI”

BORGO SCOPETO CHIANTI CLASSICO 2017

“Next to pharmaceuticals, wine is the best drug.” Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini In Italy, a “Borgo” is sort of an equal to an American Borough. It is actually a hamlet, almost a new city, set outside the gates or the walls of an older city. It has its own church, town center, post office and residences.Continue reading “BORGO SCOPETO CHIANTI CLASSICO 2017”