GRIN PINOT GRIGIO by VOLPE PASINI

“La vita è come fotografia, se sorridi, viene meglio.” ( Life is like a picture, if you smile, it’s better.) This wine is truly a product of history and family. Located in the heart of the DOC zone of the Colli Orientali of Friuli, this winery traces its beginning all the way back to theContinue reading “GRIN PINOT GRIGIO by VOLPE PASINI”

GOLDEN MASHED POTATOES

“Shakespeare is like mashed potatoes. You can never get enough of him.” Frank McCourt (author of “Angela’s Ashes.”) My son tells me that I make the best mashed potatoes. Now, this strikes me as very funny for a few reasons. First of all, no matter how long I mash or whip them they still comeContinue reading “GOLDEN MASHED POTATOES”

NO. 3 VINUM ITALICUM OPERA 2018

“Carpe vinum!” ( from the Latin, “Seize the wine!”) The history of the Tinazzi Winery begins in 1968 with the vision of Eugenio Tinazzi whose desire to establish a high quality family business dedicated to not only the production of fine wines, but also introducing an entire wine-making experience. Built on the shores of LakeContinue reading “NO. 3 VINUM ITALICUM OPERA 2018”

LA CELIA PINOT GRIGIO 2019

Mendoza, Argentina has grown to a stature of a premier region for winemaking in South America. While the dominant variety produced here is Malbec, the (UN) official wine of Argentina, there are other varieties produced, and produced very well. This particular Pinot Grigio is a true standout in a very competitive field. Buoyed by historyContinue reading “LA CELIA PINOT GRIGIO 2019”

CHLOE SAUVIGNON BLANC

“Lemonade should be fresh. Wine needs to be aged.” Me (Old sayings have to start someplace.) So, what’s in a name? Well, the name CHLOE is normally the name of a female and is kind of popular in some offbeat TV series. There was Chloe Mitchell from the Soap, The Young and the Restless, ChloeContinue reading “CHLOE SAUVIGNON BLANC”

PIATTELLI VINEYARDS MALBEC RESERVE 2020

“Winemaking is our expert craft and rooted deeply within my heritage. My father was a well known Winemaker, as was my Uncle & Grandfather. There has always been a bottle of wine on the family table. Today that bottle is Piattelli.” Valeria Antolin Piattelli, Winemaker Malbec has become one of the most popular wines inContinue reading “PIATTELLI VINEYARDS MALBEC RESERVE 2020”

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”

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”

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”

ALWAYS KEEP AN OPEN MIND

“Check around. Expect the unexpected. You never know what treasure you’ll find under a rock.” A trip to a winery is a completely unique experience. The vines, the fruits set against the rolling hills and a blue sky. Just the atmosphere created is mindblowing when you consider that this fruit will be subjected to aContinue reading “ALWAYS KEEP AN OPEN MIND”