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”

BOLLINI PINOT GRIGIO 2019

This rather young wine is a product of, as history goes, an even younger winery. Established in 1979 when Neil and Maria Empson who were expert wine exporters created their own label from the foothills of the Alps near Friuli and Trentino. The landscape there is so widely varied that the weather can change justContinue reading “BOLLINI PINOT GRIGIO 2019”

LA CELIA PINOT GRIGIO 2019

Mendoza, Argentina has grown to a stature of a premier region for winemaking in South America. While the dominant variety produced here is Malbec, the (UN) official wine of Argentina, there are other varieties produced, and produced very well. This particular Pinot Grigio is a true standout in a very competitive field. Buoyed by historyContinue reading “LA CELIA PINOT GRIGIO 2019”

CALIGIORE GRAZIOSO TORRONTES RIOJANO

“The soul of the land turns into wine.” Words the Caligiore Family live by. For so long now Argentina has been producing many indigenous wines. By that I mean that the characteristics of wines produced here are typical of the region, of the tastes of the people. This wine is no exception and is aContinue reading “CALIGIORE GRAZIOSO TORRONTES RIOJANO”

GERARD BERTRAND COTE des ROSES

“Le vin est le lait des vieillards” (“Wine is the milk of old people”) One of life’s lessons that I always try to keep in mind is never, ever discount anything. You cannot even guess where this journey of life will take you, so you should never turn down or disregard an opportunity because anContinue reading “GERARD BERTRAND COTE des ROSES”

ST. MICHAEL-EPPAN PINOT GRIGIO

“Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep well, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. Ergo, drink wine and be saved.” Medieval German Saying For this writing we will remain on the European Continent and travel to the South Tyrol region of Italy. Annexed by The Kingdom of ItalyContinue reading “ST. MICHAEL-EPPAN PINOT GRIGIO”

FATTORIA FIBBIANO LE PIANETTE

“Fattoria Fibbiano: two souls, one heart” When you talk about Italian wines the conversation will always trend to the Area of Tuscany. Aside from its beauty, this part of Italy is steeped in history and tradition, legend and a true passion for life, love and wine. Some of the finest and most enjoyed wines inContinue reading “FATTORIA FIBBIANO LE PIANETTE”

AVIGNONESI ROSSO di MONTEPULCIANO

“I want my wine to be true and authentic. Harmony in a glass.” Matteo Giustiniani, CEO, Winemaker Avignonesi winery Just outside the quiet little village of Valiano di Montepulciano, settled between Cortona and Montepulciano, sits the decades old winery, Avignonesi. Founded in 1974 by the Avignonesi family, the winery was purchased in 2009 by VirginieContinue reading “AVIGNONESI ROSSO di MONTEPULCIANO”

VINO DELL’AMICIZIA FRIULI PINOT GRIGIO

Denominazione di Origine Controllata Grave “Chi lascia la via vecchia per la nuova, sa quel che perde e non sa quel che trova” (Who leaves the old road to the new doesn’t know what he finds) So this offering is a little different from my norm, and frankly a little out of my comfort zone.Continue reading “VINO DELL’AMICIZIA FRIULI PINOT GRIGIO”

DAMILANO BARBERA D’ASTI 2018

Another excellent Barbera from the Piedmont. Just as a little background, Barbera D’asti is an Italian (you may have guessed that already) red wine made from the Barbera grape and produced in the northern provinces of Asti and Alexandria. Damilano is a truly old school wine producer, with great respect for tradition and history. ItContinue reading “DAMILANO BARBERA D’ASTI 2018”