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”

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”

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”

VINO DELL’AMICIZIA FRIULI PINOT GRIGIO

Denominazione di Origine Controllata Grave “Chi lascia la via vecchia per la nuova, sa quel che perde e non sa quel che trova” (Who leaves the old road to the new doesn’t know what he finds) So this offering is a little different from my norm, and frankly a little out of my comfort zone.Continue reading “VINO DELL’AMICIZIA FRIULI PINOT GRIGIO”

TOMMASI PINOT GRIGIO 2019

“Anni e bicchieri di vino non si contano mai = Age and glasses of wine should never be counted” The real spirit of Italy is embodied in this saying. It may just sound like an invitation to drink more wine, which is of course entirely possible, but it is really an invitation to enjoy lifeContinue reading “TOMMASI PINOT GRIGIO 2019”

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”