Sweet Wines from Italy Made With Red Grapes

I confess, I have always been a sweet wine lover. I almost never pair the wines with a dessert but usually just sip them as my dessert. I also have to admit, that when I think of sweet wines, especially from Italy, my mind always went to wines made with white grapes rather than red... Continue Reading →

Italian Sweet Wines: Stay Tuned for Twitter Chat on Saturday, June 3rd @ 11am EST #ItalianFWT

Italian sweet wines and more are the topic of this month's twitter chat. Join my fellow bloggers below and if you catch us in time, chat with us live on Twitter this Saturday June 3rd at 11am EST #ItalianFWT. Italian sweet wines don't get their fair share of attention in my view and it's a... Continue Reading →

Vino Santo for Christmas

When writing about wines for Christmas, people tend to think of sparklers and then of heavy reds. In general, I find little writing about sweet wines, a category I love. For Christmas, this year as always, the end of the meal will bring a touch of Vin Santo from my friend, Susanna Crociani, I'm a... Continue Reading →

Sweet Spot: Commandaria from Cyprus

Thinking about the Mediterranean on this torrid day in New York City, I thought of a lovely sweet wine that I have had of late. Commandaria, reputed to be the oldest wine in the world, is from Cyprus. This sweet, deep amber colored wine is delicious. Generally about 15% alcohol, it is made with indigenous... Continue Reading →

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