Sangiovese or bust? Maybe not…

At the Italian Wine and Food Institute tasting last week, few journalists asked questions of note except for our beloved Ed McCarthy. Ed was quite insistent that "super-tuscans" are yesterday's news. Super-tuscans are generally a blend of Sangiovese and either Merlot or Cabernet or both. The winemakers listened to Ed's comments and their reactions were... Continue Reading →

Chile Day 3: My First Glacier, A Memorable Event

I often say to people who have never been to Italy that I envy them. The glory of seeing Florence for the first time while standing on a bridge overlooking the Arno, or that first climb to the top of Piazzale Michelangelo. Or the when you first walk the streets of Rome or see Venice... Continue Reading →

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