In keeping with this month's sparkling wine focus, this week's Wine of the Week is a brut sparkling wine from Fongaro, a winery in the Veneto. I first heard of this winery in 2010 when they participated in an event held by Vinitaly in the United States. I was struck by the wine and the... Continue Reading →
Santa Lucia is a holiday in many parts of the world including Scandinavia and some towns in Northern Italy, particularly in the Veneto and two towns in Lombardy, Crema and Cremona. The latter is a very famous city for its liutai or lute makers as well. Here is an interesting explanation of this festive day... Continue Reading →
This Friday's winery of the week is Ricci Curbastro, a Franciacorta producer. I have been a fan of both this particular winery and the Franciacorta category for almost 20 years. I love Champagne but the wines from Franciacorta D.O.C.G. have always held sway with me as well. Franciacorta is an area in the Lombardy region... Continue Reading →
My wine of the week this time around is a Cremant de Limoux, another sparkler that I think is worthy of note. I tried this brut version at a restaurant in Philadelphia, Petruce, a great place for an eclectic meal and funky wines The wine hails from the Domaine du Collin. Cremant de Limoux can... Continue Reading →
Garganega is this week's grape variety hails from the Veneto region. Garganega is the principal grape used to make Soave, an Italian white wine that we are all familiar with in the United States. According to DNA studies, it is related to Grecanico which is a grape variety widely used in Sicily. Garganega is able... Continue Reading →
Reflecting on Pearl Harbor again today, I came upon this post I wrote some years ago and thought I would put it up again.
December 7 as we know is a day that will “live in infamy” because of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
This is the 70th anniversary of the attack and many survivors are not longer with us, including a member of my family, my great uncle Murray. He was a proud survivor of the attack and remembered it always. The New York Times this morning had an article about the disbanding of the survivor’s association because of the age of survivors.
Time marches on but we must remember those who died and that day which brought us into World War II and the sacrifice of many, many lives but the salvation of many more, including other members of my Father’s family who made it back from the camps so I remember Pearl Harbor every year.
This though is a wine blog and I discovered today two wineries located in Hawaii…
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I've decided to dedicate a number of posts this month to sparkling wines, Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, and all the other bubbles that make life delicious. I love sparkling wine and the holiday season is upon us so it seems a perfect time to take a look at some of the ones I have had this... Continue Reading →
It's December, it's snowing on my blog and it has been three months since I have written a post about an Italian indigenous variety. I have a good excuse, a beautiful three month old baby, but I do miss writing about all of the gems that Italy has to offer so here we go with... Continue Reading →