SAN GIUSEPPE VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO CLASSICO SUPERIORE

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”

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”

BOLLINI PINOT GRIGIO 2019

This rather young wine is a product of, as history goes, an even younger winery. Established in 1979 when Neil and Maria Empson who were expert wine exporters created their own label from the foothills of the Alps near Friuli and Trentino. The landscape there is so widely varied that the weather can change justContinue reading “BOLLINI PINOT GRIGIO 2019”

THE RISE OF THE “SUPER TUSCAN”

(We are recovering here in the Carolinas from a snow and ice storm which hit us over the weekend. Needless to say, we are not accustomed to Mother Nature treating us so shabbily. So, while I dig out and shake off the cold, please enjoy this repost from January of 2020. ) Tuscany is a regionContinue reading “THE RISE OF THE “SUPER TUSCAN””

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”

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”

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”

BARONE RICASOLI 1141 CHIANTI 2018

No secret that my tastes in wine tend toward a more robust, hearty flavor. In my mind, the deeper the color the richer the flavor and texture, the better. Maybe that is why I prefer the wines of Italy over other countries, because of this and the history involved. So many of the wine producingContinue reading “BARONE RICASOLI 1141 CHIANTI 2018”