San Marzano Elevates the Status of Primitivo
On the day of my scheduled Skype tasting with Mauro di Maggio, of San Marzano in Puglia, spring storms were raging in Dallas and I was suffering from what I would later learn was an upper respiratory infection. Not auspicious. Then Skype itself went on the fritz, blacking out our video. But di Maggio graciously…
The Daily Meal Article: The Wine to Pair with Friday Night Pizza
Do you know Americans love pizza? Of course you do. Statics show you likely eat pizza at least once a week. Many Italians like to pair beer with pizza. I find this odd because Italian wine pairs so well with pizza. Here are my wine recommendations for your next Friday night pizza dinner.
A Look at Some Lesser Known Puglian Wines
Italy is home to some of the world’s best wine. But let’s face it, most of us only know a drop in the bucket of the five hundred indigenous grape varieties in Italy. I am fortunate to have enjoyed wines from each of Italy’s wine regions. Like you, I enjoy the popular wines of Chianti,…
Viaggio in Italy Press Trip
I am on the road again. This Friday I am heading back to Italy for a harvest winery tour of three outstanding wineries in completely different parts of the country. Furthermore, this is more than just a wine trip; its an Italian food and culture tour as well. We will tour a Sicilian olive oil facility, natural…
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.…
Puglia: Take Me Away!
How do you feel about art, history and nature? What do you think when you hear 500 miles of coastline divided among steep cliffs overlooking two beautiful seas and golden beaches sloping into crystal blue water? As you move inland you encounter rolling hills and great valleys covered with olive trees, vineyards and lush forests.…