Wine Wednesday: Fattoria Poggio Alloro from San Gimignano

This week's Wine Wednesday is dedicated to Fattoria Poggio Alloro. I met a couple of members of the family last year at the Anteprime Toscane in San Gimignano and had the pleasure of spending this year's dinner with them as well. I was enchanted both my their wines and their easy going nature. The winery... Continue Reading →

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Monday Musings: Climate Change and the World of Rosé

Climate change is often on my mind when I think about the future, wine and our planet. I have read two very interesting articles about different impacts of climate change. One by Jill Barth which you can find here. I know Jill through the blogosphere and have not had the pleasure of meeting her but... Continue Reading →

Anteprime Toscane 2019: Maremma DOC

The first day of the Anteprime Toscane is one of my favorites.  We have the opportunity to try wines from many different areas in Tuscany, including Maremma DOC. This designation was assigned in September 2011. There has been a Maremma IGT since 1995. The Consorzio that monitors the area is called the Consorzio di Tutela Vini... Continue Reading →

Monday Musings: Dry January

I love the concept of "dry January" when people and many beverage professionals swear off the drink for a month and cleanse themselves. I know I am one of the people who could use a dry January. I know this because I just came back from a trip in which we tasted loads of wine... Continue Reading →

Memorable Events: Once Upon A Kitchen

In December, I had the good fortune to translate for Roberto Cipresso at an amazing event called Once Upon A Kitchen , created by an experiential marketing company called GR8. This was my second event with them, the first was in 2018 at Ellis Island. This one was held at Gotham Hall. The world's three best... Continue Reading →

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