RAINA MONTEFALCO ROSSO

“Nella botte piccola c’è il vino buono.” ( In small barrels, there’s good wine) Originality, purity and sustainability are such keywords nowadays. Together they make up a trio of characteristics which influence much of today’s focus on agriculture and to achieve any one of these is considered no small triumph. So, when each standard isContinue reading “RAINA MONTEFALCO ROSSO”

G.D.VAJRA BARBERA d’ALBA 2018

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy wine and that is kind of the same thing.” Those of us who were around in the 1960’s I’m sure will remember that decade as very turbulent. All across the globe there were calls for change, rallies for peace and as many will attest, it was aContinue reading “G.D.VAJRA BARBERA d’ALBA 2018”

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”

FINCA LAS MORAS BARREL SELECT MALBEC

This edition moves us to a different land, almost in fact a different world. Instead of a European wine, this wine comes from our neighbors to the south. The land of the Gaucho. The land where the Tango was born. The home of Evita Peron. The land where steak, good steak, is not only aContinue reading “FINCA LAS MORAS BARREL SELECT MALBEC”

CHÂTEAU les GRANDS MARÉCHAUX CÔTES DE BORDEAUX 2015

Grand Vin de Bordeaux Bordeaux is a major port city in Southwestern France. For centuries now it has been regarded as one of the world capitals of wine with its ideal location near the Atlantic Coast and crossed by the Garonne River. After coming under the rule of the Roman Empire, the region became mostContinue reading “CHÂTEAU les GRANDS MARÉCHAUX CÔTES DE BORDEAUX 2015”

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”

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”

EMPORIUM APPASSIMENTO ROSSO SALENTO

Sometimes, as you well know, just the look, the appearance of something really catches your eye, makes you take notice. Now this can be anything from a color, to a label or even just the direction your head turns. I don’t know. Maybe there is some deep seated psychological thing involved here, but let’s remember,Continue reading “EMPORIUM APPASSIMENTO ROSSO SALENTO”