Wine of the Week: Rosso di Montepulciano

My wine of the week is Rosso di Montepulciano. This denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) wine has been woefully underrated in my view with very few people even aware of the location of Montepulciano, often forgotten or seen as a poor relative of Montalcino or worse, thought to be in Abruzzo and made from the... Continue Reading →

Back In The Eternal City – Roma

I'm back in the eternal city and too excited and overwhelmed to sleep. I've in fact been up reading since 400am but no matter life is to be enjoyed "anche durante le ore piccole" or the wee hours of the night. I've been in town just two days staying with riends from Italy and hanging... Continue Reading →

Viognier & Crab in Maryland

As I sit in my office and work feverishly to bring to fruition seven wine events in the next two weeks, I'm of course, fantasizing about vacation. Last year, I took a beautiful trip to Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia where I encountered these utensils that I hadn't seen since I was 15 and visiting... Continue Reading →

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