Explore the Unknown in Alto Adige

Explore the Unknown in Alto Adige

Often you have to go out of the box. Pick up that wine made from a grape you have no knowledge of, from a region you know little about. You are shocked by how good that bottle is and want to learn more about the region and the grapes that are grown there. That was my...
Don’t Overlook Wines from the Abruzzo Region

Don’t Overlook Wines from the Abruzzo Region

Often times when I go into the wine shop to grab a bottle I will head towards what I know. If I’m cooking Italian I will look for Sangiovese. I was never quite sure about red wines with the d’Abruzzo label. I didn’t know much about the region or the winemaking. In...
Wine and Ouija Board

Wine and Ouija Board

I was going through my notes and realized I never shared with you my wine and Ouija Board experience. Three years ago when we were cleaning out my moms house I found a Ouija Board that must have been from the 1950’s. I decided not to put it out for the garage sale,...
Vino 2017 & The Wines of Domini Veneti

Vino 2017 & The Wines of Domini Veneti

The beginning of February I had to opportunity to attend VINO 2017 in New York City. It was a trade tasting of over 600 wines from Italy. Tough job, but someone has to do it 🙂 When you walk into a trade tasting like this you have to have a mission. You can’t just go...
Italian Wine Classification – What Does it Mean?

Italian Wine Classification – What Does it Mean?

When you are in the store purchase wine from Italy you see labels with DOCG, DOC, IGT and Vino de Tavola, what does it all mean? It’s the Italian wine classification system. Pretty much it dictates what grapes go in the bottle. Let’s take a look at each...