Keeping Warm this Winter with Some Big Italian Reds
As temperatures drop we begin to embrace heartier cuisines to keep us warm. Pasta Bolognese, lasagna, and stews are among our winter dining selections. When selecting a wine to pair with these winter comfort foods what better place to look then to northern Italy.
On the Road Again: Back to Italy
In February I enjoyed a wonderful week in Montpellier attending ViniSud 2016 followed by a few days in Paris with my daughter. At the beginning of this month I enjoyed another fantastic week in France, this time in Bordeaux attending En Primeurs as a guest of Millesima for being a finalist in their Blogger Awards.…
Open That Bottle Night with a Beautiful Italian
Decisions, decisions. I am a decisive person. When I see an item I like that I need and is within my budget I buy it. No need to keep looking to make sure it is the “right” item to buy. See it, like it, buy it, done. I decisive in all areas of my life,…
Terralsole: Land Towards the Sun
I am going to take you on a journey to the “land towards the sun,” where the sky is blue, the clouds are wispy, the sun is bright and the land is green. It is a serene place, a true heaven on earth with gently rolling hills covered with olive trees, wild brush, cypress trees,…
Poggio Antico: A Feast for the Senses
This past holiday season was a bit of whirl wind for me. It was filled with great wine, fun tastings, dinners, friends and family. I took some time off from writing and just sat back and enjoyed it all. Now that the new year is here I would like to get back on track to…
Can Italian #Wine Be Cru?
What does “cru” mean to you? The Oxford Dictionary recognizes cru as “a vineyard or group of vineyards, especially one of recognized quality.” It is a French wine term traditionally recognized as the past participle of the verb “croitre” (to grow), meaning growth. Cru is tied to the French sense of terroir as a place…