EVENUS ZINFANDEL PORT 2008

“ Education is not a part of life. Education IS life.” One of my college professors Before going into specifics about this wine I have to tell you that this was really a unique experience. Since I am not really a fan of dessert wines and I normally don’t like anything too sweet, I wasContinue reading “EVENUS ZINFANDEL PORT 2008”

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”

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”

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”

HEY ROLLING STONE…

Wine, women and song…(finish that phrase as you will) These three things have always been thought of as great characteristics of a very good life. All three add immeasurable amounts of joy and pleasure. And while none of them may contribute to your overall character, your standing as a person, they do add a dimensionContinue reading “HEY ROLLING STONE…”

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”

HEY! WHAT’S GOING ON

In the past I’ve written a few times about what I call “the good life,” and pretty much that is what this column is supposed to be about. What’s good in our lives and in our hearts. Our memories and our future. And just when you think you can’t stand it anymore, what’s good aboutContinue reading “HEY! WHAT’S GOING ON”