Irpinia Campi Taurasini Irpinia Campi Taurasini is a sub region of the Irpinia DOC of Central Campania in the South Of Italy. Aglianico (My Favorite Italian Grape Varietal) grapes are grown on the Campi Taurasi (the ‘Taurasian Fields’). In contrast the wider Irpinia DOC covers rosso, bianco, rosato, spumante and varietal wines made from any […]Read More A Softer Version Aglianico!
Just like any other holiday, gift giving has two different theories especially when it comes to Wine and Spirits. Trust me! Even if you don’t know what to get your father and you ask someone that knows what he drinks, they are 99.9% going to text you a picture or suggest a wine or […]Read More Wine And Whisky For Dad!
The Pope Of Italian Wine Everyone has a different palate. I don’t want you to take anyone’s review of a wine as the end all be all, including mine. When it comes to Ian D’Agata almost like Robert Parker on Bordeaux, or Allen Meadows “The Burghound” on Burgundy, my ears perk up, I pay attention […]Read More Ian D’Agata Speaks… I LISTEN!!
Thank You Young Grasshopper I am not one of those stuck up Somms who think that a customer buying $10 wines can’t possibly make recommendations to ME!! After all , Bryce started out drinking Sugar with his partner Lois and he occasionally returns wines that he thinks are corked or faulty and are perfect. Why […]Read More Wine Recommendations From Customers
This is just one of the reasons I love Italy and Italian Wines so much. Once you visit them, they welcome you with open arms, become your friends and family for life. This week Alberto Passeri from La Gerla famous for their Brunello Di Montalcino and Michele Di Gregorio from Tenuta Cavalier Pepe from Campania […]Read More 2 Italian Winemakers Come To Visit Me
As I state in the Video, most sommeliers refer to the area of Taurasi as “The Barolo Of The South” because of it big bold flavor profile. In My World it is just the opposite. I refer to Barolo as “The Taurasi Of The North. Seek out AGLIANICO (AH-Lee-On-Ee-C0) It is and always has been […]Read More My Personal Favorite Wine Grape Is Not Very Common : Aglianico
When you think of World Class Italian Wines most people even if they are in the Restaurant Business think of the Grape Sangiovese from Tuscany which produces famous wines as Chianti and Brunello Di Montalcino and Nebbiolo which produces the famous wines in the Northwest region of Piemonte such as Barolo, Barbaresco and Gattinara. As […]Read More TAURASI….The BAROLO Of The South!!