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”

LOUIS BERNARD COTES du RHONE 2017

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Nestled in France is a region where winemaking is more than an occupation. It is an art. Much the same as creating a sculpture or painting a portrait or landscape, making a good wine takes dedication and commitment,Continue reading “LOUIS BERNARD COTES du RHONE 2017”

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”

EVODIA GARNACHA 2019 ALTOVINUM

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” —Mark Twain Ever get to thinking about your youth, your past. Oh those days, great times and equally great memories. Our society today is so geared to youth from politics to fashion to trends. Everything points to the younger membersContinue reading “EVODIA GARNACHA 2019 ALTOVINUM”

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”

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”