As soon as I suggest to a consumer retail or in Restaurants, Italian Wine, they hold their hands up and say they don’t like Chianti and they hate Pinot Grigio. I need you to be a little more open minded because in my professional opinion, no other country that produces wine has something for […]
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A Very NOBLE Italian Wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano has nothing to do with the grape named Montepulciano usually coming from Abruzzo. Montepulicano is a municipality in Tuscany producing a wine mostly comprised of Sangiovese. Confused yet? Vino Nobile is one of Tuscany’s most renowned red wines. Though it often falls in the shadows of […]
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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 […]
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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) […]
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Meet The Nicolis Family The history of this family has always been intimately bound to the art of wine growing. Here in San Pietro in Cariano, they are in the heart of the VALPOLICELLA (Valley Of The Many Cellars) Classico zone, and caring for their own land here has always been an important part of […]
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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 […]
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The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Sadly, for 25 years no one listened to us Sommeliers or Retailers about Rose Wine being DRY not Sweet like Blush. On Social Media the hashtag #Roseallday and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have turned most Wine Lists and Offerings at a Wine Retailer into a SEA Full […]
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SPOILER ALERT. BIG SECRET REVEALED!! I am elated that 1- This item is back in stock at all our ABC Fine Wine Locations in Florida and 2- I can share this SECRET with you for when you are like me and have CHAMPAGNE TASTES but a SPARKLING WINE BUDGET. Franciacorta is your answer. They Age […]
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I don’t know which CRAZE is more popular right now Rose or Prosecco. It took 25 years for Americans to finally believe what us in the Wine Industry have been telling them that Rose is not Sweet White Zinfandel but a Dry, Lighter form of Red Wine. Now that Prosecco is every other guest’s wish […]
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Going back to my days on the Radio and Training Servers in Restaurants I still use Writer’s Embellishment to get my POINT across. After watching this video at least you will get the message that there is Way Way too much Pinot Grigio from Italy on the American Market but NO there are not 29,000,000 […]
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