Forbes Article: Piedmont Wine Region, Home Of Italian Royalty And More
Mountainous terrain, Mediterranean sun, and grand cru vineyards, its no wonder Piedmont is home to Italy’s finest wine. Yet, there is so much more to this exquisite wine region
Forbes Article: Look To The Black Rooster For Quality Sangiovese In Chianti
Chianti conjures up many images, from Anthony Hopkin’s enigmatic portrayal of Hannibal Lecter to a fiasco, straw-wrapped bottle, atop a red and white checkered plastic table cloth in an Italian restaurant.
Forbes Article: Six Reasons To Fall In Love With Vermentino
Vermentino is an easy grape to love. A flexible white grape – crisp enough for white wine drinkers, while red wine fans are drawn to its savory, food-friendly nature. Once discovered, you too will fall in love with Vermentino. Learn more in my latest for Forbes
Forbes Article: Smashing Misconceptions About White Wine
Americans harbor many misconceptions about white wines – they don’t age, are easier to produce, and are interpreted as feminine, to name a few. What are your misconceptions of white wine? Smash them by reading my latest Forbes article.
Forbes Article: Grillo: Capturing The Sicilian Sun And Sea In The Glass
Looking for a crisp summer wine that captures the Sicilian sun and sea? Meet Grillo.
Forbes Article: 8 Italian Red Wines That Elicit Amore
By now you have likely encountered numerous listicles touting the best food, drink, or aphrodisiac to wow your mate for Valentine’s Day. I chose to keep it simple and go straight for the best-nothing elicits amore like Italian food paired with Italian wine!
Forbes Article: How To Turn Hiking Cinque Terre Into A Glorified Pub Crawl
The 5 villages of Cinque Terre, aka the Italian Riviera, are connected by some of Europe’s most scenic trails. Whether you are an adventure lover or seeking to work off the region’s great food and wine, hiking these trails is the best way to take in this picturesque region. Although the hiking can be challenging,…
Forbes Article: Celebrating Heroic Viticulture with Donnafugata’s Ben Ryè
Pantelleria, a remote island off the coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, is home to “heroic viticulture – strong wind, little rainfall, absence of natural ground water, steep terraces, and isolated position,” explains Antonio Rallo, Winemaker at Donnafugata. Yet, this unforgiving land produces one of Italy’s most sought after sweet wines – Ben Ryè.…
Join The Bordeaux Gold Rush For Great Food And Wine Pairings
Bordeaux, home to some of the world’s most prized red wines, has a lighter side – gold. Long held as a dessert wine, today golden Bordeaux embraces its savory side. Imagine a meal of raw oysters, lobster ravioli, and crème brulee all served with golden Bordeaux wines. This is an ultimate dining experience.
A Summer of Italian Wine
In Italy what grows together, goes together. This is one reason Italian wines are so food friendly. Another contributing factor to the ease of Italian wine-food pairing is the landscape of the Italian Peninsula – northern mountains trail down its spine, lush green plains and forests, rolling hills, ancient volcanoes, and two distinct islands, all…