“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”


“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”


“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”


“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”


Denominazione di Origine Controllata Grave “Chi lascia la via vecchia per la nuova, sa quel che perde e non sa quel che trova” (Who leaves the old road to the new doesn’t know what he finds) So this offering is a little different from my norm, and frankly a little out of my comfort zone.Continue reading “VINO DELL’AMICIZIA FRIULI PINOT GRIGIO”


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”


“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”


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”