Wine & Food: Lugana DOC & Chinese Food

I hosted a dinner this evening at a well-known Chinese restaurant called Jing Fong in Chinatown.  I had help from a friend, Pinny Tam, who pens a blog called Chinese and Wine Pairings.  I think I speak for all 10 people at the dinner when I say no one will need to eat until two... Continue Reading →

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Thoughts of A Friend and Carema DOC

Today, July 7th, was the birthday of someone I was close to. He passed away 10 years ago and would have been 91 today. His name was Sergio and he really started me out on my Italian wine journey. When he died he was 80 and ill but nonetheless, you always want the people you... Continue Reading →

Buona Pasqua, Happy Easter

Today was Easter, a holiday I love actually. In the past on this day I have gone to hear gospel music in churches throughout Manhattan or a particular Pastor speak and often I have been visiting with friends in Italy sharing a particularly spectacular meal. Today I was in Pennsylvania with different generations of my... Continue Reading →

Bianco di Pitigliano for Passover

I discovered the wines from Pitigliano in the Maremma in the early 1990s when I was lucky enough to visit the town during a weekend trip. I was on the trail of the Etruscans, an ancient people that populated these towns a few thousand years earlier. My Mom studied the Etruscans in graduate school when... Continue Reading →

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