Merlot Under the Tuscan Sun

Merlot Under the Tuscan Sun

Merlot Under the Tuscan Sun Sangiovese isn’t the only grape growing under the Tuscan sun. There are many others like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. In fact Merlot is the 5th most planted grape in Italy and is doing exceptionally well at Ricasoli.. Francesco...
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,...