Under The Tuscan Sun My first trip to Cortona. Yes I know I was about 10 years younger and I had different glasses but I will never forget that visit to La Calonica winery and the picture taken by Esther Cattani the wife of Fernando and mother of Giovanni right as the Tuscan Sun was […]
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Barolo Is Not A Grape Many wine consumers think that Barolo and Barbaresco and even Gattinara are grapes or types of wine. Wrong! In the northwestern corner of Italy in Piedmont there is a Grape Varietal called “Nebbiolo” and it is used 100% in the Villages named Barolo, Barbaresco and Gattinara. Above is an aerial […]
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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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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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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 […]
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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 […]
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D.O.C.’s of Piedmont Are Great Wines Too. When us wine people think of Piedmont we think of the famous areas that produce wines from D.O.C.G areas like the Nebbiolos of Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara and The Barberas of Asti and Alba and the Cortese of Gavi and the Moscato of Asti. There are some pretty darn […]
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I Apologize for the lack of Audio. Apparently the Music Track I used was Copyrighted and protected…..so fast forward to the pictures of food..LOL
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Above is one of my favorite wine producing regions in Italy located south of Tuscany known as Campania. There are many active and non active Volcanoes in that area in the hills of the town called “TUFO”. Probably the most famous Volcano was the one that erupted in 1944 Mount Vesuvius My favorite wines from […]
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I think as a South Floridian living in Jungle Temperatures 60% of the time and being fortunate to have availability of fresh fish and fresh shellfish, I tend to like my White Wines, Fresh, Crisp and Young as opposed to, Heavy, Oaked with High Alcohol. I think the country that provides this type of flavor […]
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