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”

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”

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”