GIULIANO ROSATI VALPOLICELLA 2019

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”

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”

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”

DAMILANO BARBERA D’ASTI 2018

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”

FATTORIA dei BARBI ROSSO di MONTALCINO 2016

This wine is produced by the Colombini family, a name which dates back to the first century A.D. Throughout the years, this family has seen its fortunes rise and fall as they went from bankers to church monarchs, some beatified, to virtual gangsters and outcasts and back to respected political figures. With contacts in theContinue reading “FATTORIA dei BARBI ROSSO di MONTALCINO 2016”

LUGANA SAN BENEDETTO 2018

Lake Garda, Lago Garda in Italian is the largest lake in Italy. Situated between Venice and Milan. Today, it is a very popular vacation spot in Northern Italy but it is the history of the region that is so fascinating. The lake as well as the region, was formed by glaciers toward the end ofContinue reading “LUGANA SAN BENEDETTO 2018”