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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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 →

Italian Indigenous Varieties: Lagrein

Today's short post is about this week's varietal, Lagrein. Lagrein hails from Alto Adige/Trentino in Northern Italy. According to research, however, it is genetically linked to vines from Greece and Albania that arrived in Italy during the period known as Magna Grecia. Lagrein is also related, genetically speaking, to Syrah and Teroldego. I have always... Continue Reading →

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