Italian Indigenous Varieties: Cagnulari Nero from Sardinia

This week's indigenous variety is called Cagnulari Nero. Just like last week's Caddiu Nero, it hails from Sardinia. Most likely this one came from Spain. According to a variety of sources, the grape may be linked to Monastrell, know to many as Mourvedre Unlike last week's varietal, this one is grown in the province of... Continue Reading →


Wine of the Week: Chateauneuf-du-Pape Chateau Fortia 1994

I was lucky to be seated at just the right table during the recent WSET diploma dinner at I Trulli on December 5. I received my diploma in 2008 from the International Wine Center which manages the WSET program in the United States under the watchful eye of Mary Ewing Mulligan and Linda Lawry, guardians... Continue Reading →

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