When the average consumer thinks of Italian Wine they automatically think or ask for a Chianti. Many falsely believe Chianti is a type of wine when in fact it is a region in Tuscany. The MAIN grape used in most Tuscan Wines is Sangiovese. Once you know that, there are many more options in […]Read More Sangiovese: It’s More Than Just Chianti
Yes La Gerla Again! In case you haven’t read my 500 other reviews about a La Gerla Wine… Here we go again. Fattoria La Gerla, named for the large, old-fashioned, conical baskets that grape-harvesters used to carry on their backs, was founded in 1976 by the late Sergio Rossi. They only grow Sangiovese Grosso (Brunello) […]Read More One Day You’ll Grow Up To Be Brunello
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
We have seen the word Reserve on many domestic wines from California, Washington State like the picture above of the Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon “Reserve”. Heck, even the crappy supermarket Kendall Jackson Chardonnay went from labeling it as the Vintner’s Blend to the Vintner;s “Reserve” just to market the wine to the uneducated […]Read More In America “Reserve” Means Nothing, In Europe Riserva or Reserva Means EVERYTHING!