Centesimino Nero from Emilia Romagna

I had never heard of this grape before Vinitaly in 2012. I just mentioned this grape variety in my daily Instagram talk about grape vines yesterday. Within Vinitaly there was a special section of “natural” wines called Vivit. Many of the producers in that section seemed to be from Tuscany, Trentino or more familiar regions but I did... Continue Reading →

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Monday musing: Wine Cooperatives

Today’s Monday musing is about the place of cooperatives in the wine space. The photo above is of the growers at La Clavesana a cooperative in Piedmont that makes an amazing Dolcetto. For many years I have pondered cooperatives and their reputation and like many others I have set them in a separate category and... Continue Reading →

Monday Musings: Wine Samples Policy

Today's musings are about receiving wine samples and how to declare that they are samples. These pictures are of bottles that I put together when I make my wines. Sometimes I out labels on them but often I do not. If I give them to someone, I declare it's home made. These are my Super-Teaneck... Continue Reading →

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