14 HANDS 2016 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

The Columbia River Valley is a land that is rich in history. From its first formation nearly 90 million years ago it has undergone many reformations and recarvings of its landscape up until now when parts of the river form a natural boundary between the states of Washington and Oregon. Erosion, quakes and volcanic eruptionsContinue reading “14 HANDS 2016 CABERNET SAUVIGNON”

CANTINA ZACCAGNINI PINOT GRIGIO

“Il vino dal Tralcetto” (The wine from Tralcetto”) Bolognano is a small town in the Abruzzo region of Italy housing a tiny region within known as Tralcetto. Although many people know this it bears repeating that this region produces about the finest table wines in the world. The climate, the topography all lend themselves toContinue reading “CANTINA ZACCAGNINI PINOT GRIGIO”

SIMONNET-FEBVRE SAINT BRIS SAUVIGNON BLANC

Originally founded in 1840 by Jean Lefebvre, a barrel maker by trade, Maison Simonnet-Febvre is a very traditional Chablis winery and one of the largest in the area. Now, when I say that it is a Chablis winery I am speaking not only of the type of wine produced, but also of the region ofContinue reading “SIMONNET-FEBVRE SAINT BRIS SAUVIGNON BLANC”

MASCIARELLI MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO

“Memories are made of this” Dean Martin“Penicillin cures. But wine makes you happy” unknown It is said that time marches on, that time and tide wait for no man. There are so many sayings about the passage of time that it would take a lifetime to research and write about only half of them. TimesContinue reading “MASCIARELLI MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO”

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN RAISIN BRAN DOESN’T WORK

So, okay. That is not what this is going to be about but apparently, if you’re still reading I did manage to catch your eye!. Well, time marches on. We do get older, or “progress” if you will and the foibles of old age catch up to us and rear some rather ugly heads. ButContinue reading “WHAT HAPPENS WHEN RAISIN BRAN DOESN’T WORK”