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”

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”

Cantina Gabriele Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

“You can celebrate with wine, or you can just drink it anyway” (Old sayings have to start someplace!) As many of you know, there is a magic to Italian wines. The passion is totally undeniable as is the devotion to family. So many wineries there and throughout Europe can actually trace their origins back toContinue reading “Cantina Gabriele Montepulciano d’Abruzzo”

GRAN PASSIONE ROSSO

“Come ti vidi, m’inammorai, e tu sorridi, perche lo sai.” (When I saw you, I fell in love, and you smiled, because you knew.” The Veneto region of Italy is sort of a mecca for those seeking fine wines in all price ranges. The wines are mostly bone dry by nature with strong fruits, longContinue reading “GRAN PASSIONE ROSSO”

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”