Corsica – Beautiful Isla

The great blogging group #winophiles which focuses on France is doing wines from Corsica this week. I'm impressed they were able to get samples, I've had a hard time finding wines of Corsica. They will be having a chat on Twitter using the hashtag #winophiles at 1100am today. I'm going to join in to see... Continue Reading →

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Wine of the Week: Conte Giangirolamo 2015

This week's wine of the week is from Tenute Girolamo. I met Piero Girolamo nine years ago at a Vinitaly show in New York City. I have followed the family winery throughout the years and always make a point of stopping by when I am at Vinitaly. Harried as I often am at that large... Continue Reading →

9/11 We Remember

Some 18 years have passed since that terrible day in September 2001. So much has changed yet today will always be a day of reflection and one of remembrance for lives lost and those forever changed. It is now a National day of Service as well thanks to the efforts of many courageous people. Personally,... Continue Reading →

Happy Bastille Day!

I have been fortunate enough to celebrate La Fête Nationale Francaise – Le Quatorze Juillet, a holiday marking the anniversary of the fall on July 14, 1789 of the Bastille, in Paris on a number of occasions. As readers of this blog know, I was a Francophile in my early life and majored in French... Continue Reading →

Monday Musings: Aged White Wines

Today's Monday musings is about aging white wines. During a recent class from the Vinitaly International Academy, part of our exam was to choose three Italian white varieties to watch. To me that also meant three Italian varieties that can age. My group choose our three - Garganega, Fiano and Verdicchio. In keeping with that... Continue Reading →

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