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”

EMPORIUM APPASSIMENTO ROSSO SALENTO

(This is a rerun of a post from December. But I just think it was worth repeating. This wine has lately become tougher to find so I wanted to keep it in our eye. It really is that good.) Sometimes, as you well know, just the look, the appearance of something really catches your eye,Continue reading “EMPORIUM APPASSIMENTO ROSSO SALENTO”

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”

BORGO CONVENTI COLLIO PINOT GRIGIO

“Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend, never drank wine” anonymous(male obviously) Okay. So if you don’t agree with the above quote, you are most probably a female. But if you take the time to think about it for a minute, you can maybe see that it does actually make some sense. You mayContinue reading “BORGO CONVENTI COLLIO PINOT GRIGIO”

MEZZACORONA PINOT GRIGIO 2018

“Nothing is so effective in keeping one young and full of lust as a discriminating palate thoroughly satisfied at least once a day.” Angelo Pelligrini (Italian Author) When I began writing this column I kind of had an idea of where I was going and what I wanted to do. I figured that I likeContinue reading “MEZZACORONA PINOT GRIGIO 2018”

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”

TOMMASI PINOT GRIGIO 2019

“Anni e bicchieri di vino non si contano mai = Age and glasses of wine should never be counted” The real spirit of Italy is embodied in this saying. It may just sound like an invitation to drink more wine, which is of course entirely possible, but it is really an invitation to enjoy lifeContinue reading “TOMMASI PINOT GRIGIO 2019”

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”

THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS

And, let me tell you, what a week. March 17 is the feast of Saint Patrick, while March 19 is the feast of Saint Joseph. Both men are storied in different cultural traditions, one Irish and the other Italian. But since both are rooted in ancient Christianity, they are sacred, surrounded by myth and legendContinue reading “THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS”