Mother’s Day, Gruner and Riesling

A happy Mother's day to my sister and my mother, both interested in imbibing along with me through the years, one way in which we bond at every occasion. I spent yesterday with my mother, buying her lilacs and chatting about life. One of our favorite topics over the last 15 years has been wine.... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Varieties: Casetta Nera

As indigenous varieties, all are somewhat obscure to most people, some like Casetta Nera though, are unknown to almost everyone. This particular red grape variety comes from the Vallagarina valley. The top part of this valley is located in the Trentino-Alto Adige while the lower portion is part of the province of Verona. Apparently the... Continue Reading →

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