When it comes to red wines, Bordeaux is a true classic. Usually a romantic blending with a base of Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and melded with varying percentages of Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot this is a wine which is truly international in scope. Bordeaux has its roots in France but blends are nowContinue reading “CHÂTEAU HAUT-DUVERGER 2014”


Saint Joseph is most often thought of as the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus and also his earthly, or foster father. But over the years as Christianity grew he was given many other hats and responsibilities. He is considered the patron saint of workers, with a feast day of May 1, patron saintContinue reading “SAN GIUSEPPE VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO CLASSICO SUPERIORE”


You know, tradition is a funny thing. It is a driving force, a trend setter, a memory and a standard all at the same time. When it comes to wine making, tradition determines quality as well as a bow to history, and as I have said so many times before, a sometimes unachievable standard setContinue reading “GIULIANO ROSATI VALPOLICELLA 2019”


“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”


“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”


(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”


“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”


Another excellent Barbera from the Piedmont. Just as a little background, Barbera D’asti is an Italian (you may have guessed that already) red wine made from the Barbera grape and produced in the northern provinces of Asti and Alexandria. Damilano is a truly old school wine producer, with great respect for tradition and history. ItContinue reading “DAMILANO BARBERA D’ASTI 2018”

Marchesi di Gresy Barbera D’Asti 2019

Tenute Cisa Asinari Dei Marchesi di Gresy is an estate in Northern Italy which includes four properties located in Monferrato and Langhe, in the Piedmont Region, which also happens to be the home of some of the finest wines in the area, if not the world. But this particular estate has more than a history.Continue reading “Marchesi di Gresy Barbera D’Asti 2019”


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”