Lugana – Liquid Gold from Lake Garda

I'm a real Lugana fan as those who know me are aware. I'm also their East Coast Ambassador. Lugana was lucky enough to share their wines with wine educators from across the States this summer at the Society of Wine Educators annual conference. Here's a blog post I wrote for their blog Wine Wit and... Continue Reading →

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Wine of the Week: Marzemino from Cantina San Michele in Capriano del Colle

  This week's wine of the week is Cantina San Michele. They are from Capriano del Colle, a region near the Lombard city of Brescia. I met them a couple of years ago and found them and the wines very engaging. I also love their graphic identity.  The winery was founded in 1980. They are ... Continue Reading →

9/11 We Remember

This is a photo of the Firemen’s Memorial which was built in 1913 in Riverside Park. It was designed by H. Van Buren Magonigle (1867-1935), and the sculptures were done by an Italian sculptor named Attilio Piccirilli (1866-1945). On September 11, 2001 the Fire Department lost 343 firefighters. There was a large ceremony at the... Continue Reading →

Signs That Rosé Has Arrived

When I get to the house I rent on Cape Cod every year, I immediately look in the fridge to see what the owner of the house has left for her guests. She always leaves a 1.5 liter of wine which is incredibly nice and I always find it interesting what she picks, it's usually... Continue Reading →

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