Italian Wine Regions: Valle d’Aosta

I'm starting a new series on this blog, not an exhaustive one, but a smattering of information about the 20 regions of Italy. To start, naturally I am looking to the smallest region in the North, the Valle d'Aosta. The tag line they use is "Un Cuore di Natura." Anyone who has ever been to... Continue Reading →

Wine of the Week: Castello di Verduno Pelaverga Basadone

Today I had the occasion to stop by Domenico Valentino's Tank Sampling at I Trulli. Although I was only there for a short time, I got to taste some fabulous wines including this week's pick Castello di Verduno Pelaverga Basadone. I really liked this wine both on the nose and the palate. It wasn't heavy... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Mr. President

I know that line is associated with a different President of the United States (POTUS) than the one I have in mind but today is President's day and I am thinking about many of the great ones, including President Kennedy. Perhaps Lincoln is the one whom I admire most although Roosevelt ranks very highly in... Continue Reading →

Italian Wine Masters Tomorrow In NYC

Tomorrow is the Italian Wine Masters event featuring the Consorzi of Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Prosecco. I'm looking forward to the event. I will be helping to pour wines for my dear friend, Susanna Crociani or Crociani Wines. Susanna is a dear friend and I am a big fan... Continue Reading →

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