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”

SENSI COLLEZIONE MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO 2018

“The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.” Benjamin Franklin. The Montepulciano grape can be grown all over Italy, but it is most dominant in the province of Abruzzo. Wines produced from this grape can be either soft or bold tasting,Continue reading “SENSI COLLEZIONE MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO 2018”

MICHELE CHIARLO BARBERA D’ASTI

“Age and glasses of wine should never be counted” Italian Proverb Barbera D’asti is an Italian red wine produced in the hilly provinces of Asti and Alexandria, situated in the Italian Piedmont or Piemonte. The grape itself dates back to the thirteenth century with vinification officially being first recorded in the seventeenth in the cityContinue reading “MICHELE CHIARLO BARBERA D’ASTI”

“PUTTANESCA” is Italian for WHAT?

Food. The ultimate Italian experience. Hundreds of different sausages, dried and hot or sweet, with or without fennel, lamb sausage. Then talk about macaroni, pasta to some, you could write a book about all the different varieties. Each region, each town and truly each family has its own turn, its own peculiarities and its ownContinue reading ““PUTTANESCA” is Italian for WHAT?”

SANTA JULIA PINOT GRIGIO

“A man who develops himself is born twice.” Argentine saying. Argentina is a land of many dichotomies. It is the land of the GAUCHO, the country where Latin music and one of the world’s most popular dances, the TANGO, were introduced. A country where a steak is almost revered and more red meat is eatenContinue reading “SANTA JULIA PINOT GRIGIO”