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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Wine of the Week: Conte Giangirolamo 2015

This week's wine of the week is from Tenute Girolamo. I met Piero Girolamo nine years ago at a Vinitaly show in New York City. I have followed the family winery throughout the years and always make a point of stopping by when I am at Vinitaly. Harried as I often am at that large... 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 →

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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