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
My First Winery Visit To Italy 2009 My first time ever in Italy and my very first winery couldn’t have been a better experience. Above is Brother and Sister Piero and Benedetta Lanza of Fattoria Poggerino in the town of Radda in Chianti. It’s a bed and breakfast too so you can go visit and […]Read More Piero Lanza, Sangiovese Superstar
To be honest,most wine tasting events are a waste of time and a waste of money and boring. Let me tell you how I really feel lol. Most of these events the wines are furnished by big suppliers and big distributors and the never ending cycle of getting you loyal to a brand starts and […]Read More The Only Wine Event I Go To!
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!