RAINA MONTEFALCO ROSSO

“Nella botte piccola c’è il vino buono.” ( In small barrels, there’s good wine) Originality, purity and sustainability are such keywords nowadays. Together they make up a trio of characteristics which influence much of today’s focus on agriculture and to achieve any one of these is considered no small triumph. So, when each standard isContinue reading “RAINA MONTEFALCO ROSSO”

G.D.VAJRA BARBERA d’ALBA 2018

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy wine and that is kind of the same thing.” Those of us who were around in the 1960’s I’m sure will remember that decade as very turbulent. All across the globe there were calls for change, rallies for peace and as many will attest, it was aContinue reading “G.D.VAJRA BARBERA d’ALBA 2018”

TUA RITA ROSSO dei NOTRI 2018

“To serve a good friend a good wine is the ultimate compliment.” Val di Cornia is a coastal region of Tuscany located south of the town of Livorno and Southeast of San Gimignano, one of the most picturesque and beautiful towns in all of Italy. That statement covers a lot of ground, but I canContinue reading “TUA RITA ROSSO dei NOTRI 2018”

Fresh Tomato Sauce with Spinach Noodles

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” Federico Fellini Being Italian there are certain things expected of you. So, okay, you love life and live it fully. You like wine, and drink it religiously. You like food, and eat it heartily. But there is more to it than that. For example, you not onlyContinue reading “Fresh Tomato Sauce with Spinach Noodles”

THE BENEFITS OF DRINKING WINE

Obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol aside, we are on such a health kick in this country today. Foods that we once considered good for you fell out of favor, some were straight out bad for you. But wait, then they weren’t. Nutritionists seem to go round and round, suggesting, warning and then backtracking. WhatContinue reading “THE BENEFITS OF DRINKING WINE”

AMICONE ROSSO VENETO Cantine di Ora

“Senza tentazioni, senza onore.” (“Where there is no temptation, there is no honor.”) What is it that makes a good wine, or for that matter, a wine good? Wines can go by reputation or price. They are characterized by region and by country. They win medals in world wide competitions. They are white, red orContinue reading “AMICONE ROSSO VENETO Cantine di Ora”

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”

MONTE GUELFO CHIANTI CLASSICO

“People who do not drink with others are either thieves or spies.” You know, surprises come in all shapes and sizes and can arrive anytime. But I think that the best part of a surprise is that it is usually something that you never even thought of. Getting something that you never even knew youContinue reading “MONTE GUELFO CHIANTI CLASSICO”