A Poor Man’s Barolo And Barbaresco

 Chiavennasca (KEY–OV-UH-NASS-CUH) In The Northwest region of Italy known as Piedmont, Nebbiolo is used in 3 D.O.C.G villlages. Barolo, Barbaresco and Gattinara. All 3,Barolo the most popular are pretty pricey or at least around $45.00 Minimum Retail. In Langhe which is not a D.O.C.G. you get a better bang for your buck with Nebbiolo. In […]

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Let Me Be “Franc” (Fronk)

One Of The Parents Of Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc crossbred with Sauvignon Blanc is how we have the popular grape varietal Cabernet Sauvignon. It is one of the principle Black Grapes used in wines worldwide and one of the 5 Red Grapes used to blend in Bordeaux. Most “Right Bank” Bordeauxs from Saint Emilion as […]

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Drink And Eat Like A Sicilian !!

We Need A Category Called Pizza And Pasta Wines I have always said that all Wine Retailers should have a category or section called “Pizza and Pasta Wines” . Basically wines from all over the world that pair well with simple Tomato Sauce based dishes of Pasta and America’s Favorite Fast Food, Pizza. When I […]

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You Say Grenache I Say Garnacha!

I am a couple of days late celebrating #GrenacheDay around the World. It’s always been one of my favorite Grape Varieties but I personally love the expression of this grape from very old vines in the High Altitude Areas of Northeastern Spain where they refer to the grape as Garnacha! Where Is This Region Calatayud […]

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