I have been writing about Italian sparkling wine for the past week. I have mentioned Trento Doc, Franciacorta DOCG, Alta Langa DOCG, and Lambrusco. Today I want to write about Prosecco. I work with a Prosecco brand, Val D'Oca, and have worked for the Prosecco DOC Consortium in the past so I rarely write about... Continue Reading →
Donelli Continuing with our exploration of sparkling wine, today I am looking at Lambrusco. This week's Wine Wednesday focuses on a wine from Donelli. It's a Lambrusco Amabile is made from 90% Lambrusco Grasparossa and 10% Malbo Gentile. The vines are grown on Calcareous clay. The grapes are hand harvested in September and then taken... Continue Reading →
Continuing with my exploration of sparkling wines from Italy, today is the turn of Alta Langa DOCG wines which are sparkling wines made in the classical method in Piedmont. These wines are available in the US but are still somewhat hard to find but I predict we will see more of them in 2021. Here... Continue Reading →
Christmas Tree at the Metropolitan Museum Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night. Whatever your feast, I hope you accompanied it with something to celebrate at least. Preferably bubbles to start and other libations to follow, our house was awash in all manner of drink and now I am too tired to... Continue Reading →
This Christmas Eve, I am grateful to be healthy and that my family is all still here even if we can't all get together. As I do every Christmas since moving back from Italy, I reflect on Christmases past and the wonderful traditions I had when I lived there. Top of mind is drinking Franciacorta,... Continue Reading →
For this Wine Wednesday, I'm continuing with my exploration of sparkling wine until the end of the year. Today’s post is about Trento Doc which is made using the classical method of secondary fermentation in the bottle. There are about 9 million bottles of Trento DOC made every year. Trentino is an amazing part of Italy... Continue Reading →
Christmas In New York Christmas is upon us and this year more than ever one tries to remember the true meaning of Christmas not all the trappings that go with it. For me and for so many others, Christmas is also about traditions. That is all upended this year because of the pandemic. Reading the... Continue Reading →
Sparkling Wine Bubbles During the holidays everything comes up bubbles. Newspapers and websites are awash with the great bubbles from around the world to ring in the New Year but I wonder why we aren't drinking bubbles throughout the year and throughout the meal. I recently attended a webinar where we talked about difference styles... Continue Reading →
I decided to repost this piece about Lakewood Vineyards because I attended a webinar last night and Ben Stamp was talking about a wine his family makes, a sparkling wine called Bubbly Candeo made from Cayuga white. It sounded like a nice wine for Brunch and today while eating a frittata I made, I found myself thinking about this wine. Looking forward to tasting it.
Today’s post is about a couple of great wines I received as samples as part of one of the blogging groups I write with called #WinePW. The essence of the event is to pair food and wine together. These two lovely rieslings showed up at my door and brought immense pleasure to my household and lift to my dinners over the course of a few days.
I paired them with broiled Salmon, Grilled Chicken, and even an Asparagus Frittata. They paired beautifully thanks to the bright acidity, structure and hint of RS in the wines.
Lakewood Vineyards is a family affair run by the Stamp family on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region. The Stamps moved to Lakewood Farm in 1951. For the first few decades they grew grapes for other large wineries and juice companies but in 1988, Monty and Beverly Stamp and their children made their own…
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Let's ring in the holidays. Join me for a chat about Prosecco and learn how to use Prosecco in cocktails and in making dishes with Lorenzo Rispoli, the export manager of Val D'Oca, Amy Zavatto, Author of Prosecco Made Me Do it: 60 Seriously Sparkling Cocktails and Chef Silvia Baldini of Stawberry and Sage. We... Continue Reading →