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”

ZENATO ALANERA ROSSO VERONESE

The Valpolicella Region of Italy is located in the northern province of Verona, just east of Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. While the region has been made famous in history and theater as the home of Romeo and Juliet and also the home of Two Gentlemen from there, the region is also knownContinue reading “ZENATO ALANERA ROSSO VERONESE”

SCAIA CORVINA VENETO IGT 2017

Picking a wine involves so much now. Everything factors into the decision including the name of the vintner, appearance of the bottle, reputation and of course, the price. I think that for most, especially the novice wine drinker, read that as the normal person, unless you have a personal preference, the price of a bottleContinue reading “SCAIA CORVINA VENETO IGT 2017”

THE BLESSING OF HOME MADE MACARONI

Give me a choice of any dish I would like to eat at any given time and I will say, with no hesitation, a dish of macaroni (pasta to the more modern generations). Served with a good marinara sauce, Sunday gravy, with seafood or agli olio (garlic and oil) there is nothing on this earthContinue reading “THE BLESSING OF HOME MADE MACARONI”

PASTA PRIMAVERA CON GALLINA (chicken)

In Italian, the word ‘Primavera” literally means “spring,” like the season. The time of year when nature springs to life, color is restored to the landscape and a man’s fancy turns to, well, you get the idea. But with it comes an entirely new set of recipes. The heavier stews and stuff are pushed asideContinue reading “PASTA PRIMAVERA CON GALLINA (chicken)”

MASI BONACOSTA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO DOC 2018

The MASI Winery, located in the area surrounding the romantic and historic northeastern region of Veneto, is very much a family operation with a long and storied history. The use of native grapes, experimentation and a real commitment to high quality all have combined to make this winery one of the premier producers in theContinue reading “MASI BONACOSTA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO DOC 2018”

EMPORIUM APPASSIMENTO ROSSO SALENTO

Sometimes, as you well know, just the look, the appearance of something really catches your eye, makes you take notice. Now this can be anything from a color, to a label or even just the direction your head turns. I don’t know. Maybe there is some deep seated psychological thing involved here, but let’s remember,Continue reading “EMPORIUM APPASSIMENTO ROSSO SALENTO”

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”