FATTORIA dei BARBI ROSSO di MONTALCINO 2016

This wine is produced by the Colombini family, a name which dates back to the first century A.D. Throughout the years, this family has seen its fortunes rise and fall as they went from bankers to church monarchs, some beatified, to virtual gangsters and outcasts and back to respected political figures. With contacts in theContinue reading “FATTORIA dei BARBI ROSSO di MONTALCINO 2016”

Cantina Gabriele Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

“You can celebrate with wine, or you can just drink it anyway” (Old sayings have to start someplace!) As many of you know, there is a magic to Italian wines. The passion is totally undeniable as is the devotion to family. So many wineries there and throughout Europe can actually trace their origins back toContinue reading “Cantina Gabriele Montepulciano d’Abruzzo”

GRAN PASSIONE ROSSO

“Come ti vidi, m’inammorai, e tu sorridi, perche lo sai.” (When I saw you, I fell in love, and you smiled, because you knew.” The Veneto region of Italy is sort of a mecca for those seeking fine wines in all price ranges. The wines are mostly bone dry by nature with strong fruits, longContinue reading “GRAN PASSIONE ROSSO”

LUGANA SAN BENEDETTO 2018

Lake Garda, Lago Garda in Italian is the largest lake in Italy. Situated between Venice and Milan. Today, it is a very popular vacation spot in Northern Italy but it is the history of the region that is so fascinating. The lake as well as the region, was formed by glaciers toward the end ofContinue reading “LUGANA SAN BENEDETTO 2018”

LUNETTA PROSECCO…a perfect diversion

Okay. So 2020 isn’t working out quite the way we had planned or hoped. That doesn’t give anyone a reason to hide his collective head in some trash bin and just wait around for the new year to explode. On the contrary, this is the dawn. It is Autumn. A new year is coming. TimeContinue reading “LUNETTA PROSECCO…a perfect diversion”

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”

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”