A Fresh Look at the Wines of Abruzzo – #ItalianFWT

Grapes have been grown in Abruzzo since the Iron age but it was the Etruscans who spread the vine throughout this complicated terroir. The wines from Abruzzo graced the tables of wealthy Romans as well. For a long time, Abruzzo was somewhat under the radar for quality wines and was considered to be a source... Continue Reading →

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Monday Musings: Home Winemaking

This past weekend I went to buy grapes to do my annual home winemaking project with my family. My son loves it although he doesn't yet eat grapes, he likes the feel of the grapes and in the past, he has enjoyed the bottling. This year we are making Syrah and Moscato. My 2017 Moscato... Continue Reading →

Happy Bastille Day!

I have been fortunate enough to celebrate La Fête Nationale Francaise – Le Quatorze Juillet, a holiday marking the anniversary of the fall on July 14, 1789 of the Bastille, in Paris on a number of occasions. As readers of this blog know, I was a Francophile in my early life and majored in French... Continue Reading →

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father's day. My dad is so many things and has taught me so much about everything but this is a wine blog so this is the story of how my dad introduced me to the world of wine. It started when I was young and he made wine in the basement with our neighbor... Continue Reading →

Wine Wednesday: Vinarstvo Rebula

Today's wine of the week hails from Slovenia. I was gifted this red sparkling wine made from what they call Teran, a local variety, last year at the American Wine Society conference by Martina Rebula. The family farm is called Rebula.  The farm Rebula dates back to 1900. This family run farm is managed by ... Continue Reading →

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