Antinori Solaia

Marchesi Antinori: Presenting wines from Tuscany and Umbria

Every once in awhile, I get invited to a wine tasting that I cannot turn down no matter how many wine events I am asked to attend. Those special moments could be an incredible vertical tasting or a once in a lifetime opportunity to sample wines that otherwise, I would not have a chance to … Read more

Castello di Soave with Garganega Grapes

Soave: Standing the test of time

. Rich and profound in its history, it is the new generation that makes its mark on the Soave region today. Similar to a rebirth where the old guard trends out, and the new moves forward yet still keeping the family tradition of winemaking but with innovations. This family tradition captures the essence of Soave, … Read more

Rodaro Whites, Friulano, Ribolla Gialla

The Importance of Colli Orientali Del Friuli

Studying the various wine regions of Italy, an appellation that plays a significant role in both Italian history and in the production of wine is Colli Orientali Del Friuli DOC. The area is well known for producing white wine, but it differs from neighboring districts because red wines are also produced. Colli Orientali Del Friuli … Read more

Red Wine for Labor Day

Red Wine for a Labor Day Barbecue

For many Labor Day signals the end of summer. The holiday is a celebration of the working class in both the United States and Canada. While we celebrate our achievements, it is best done over dinner, most often a barbecue with steaks ribs or hamburgers. What better way to pay tribute than toasting with a … Read more

Wines of Cusumano, Sicily - Nero D'Avola

Cusumano: Discover Sicily & Nero d’Avola

A study of Italian wine must include Sicily and the Nero d’Avola grape. Its role in the 20th century was producing grapes in bulk for wineries on Italy’s mainland. The trend changed in the 1990s and Sicily started to produce wine, putting its name on the map. One winery that started strictly as grape growers … Read more

Three Summer Wines

Pleasurable summer wines part II

As summer’s end is quickly upon us here are some white wines and Rosés to finish out your summertime enjoyment. These refreshing wines are part two of a series of pleasurable summer wines I discovered over the past several months. With about one month to go before we hit the autumn season these summer wines … Read more

Zuani Collio Bianco Wine

Zuani Vigneti: Bringing out the best of the Collio DOC

I first learned of Italy’s Collio region in 2014 when the president of the Consortium, Robert Princic visited Los Angeles.  Sharing the beauty and wines of this small yet dynamic appellation was exciting, so when the opportunity to meet the owners and sample the wines of  Zuani Vigneti, I was delighted to explore Collio further. … Read more

Roccafiore Winery

Roccafiore Winery: A passion for life with wine

A love of his native land was what brought Leonardo Baccarelli to purchase the property that is now Roccafiore Winery in Todi, a town in the province of Perugia, situated in Umbria. The wines from this region are outstanding, and the wines from this winery are a true testament of what can be produced in … Read more

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