Wine Wednesday: 2013 Laurene from Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Perfect Thanksgiving Wine

Today's wine of the week and Wine Wednesday post is dedicated to Domaine Drouhin Oregon wine, Laurene. I tasted this extraordinary Pinot Noir at the New York Wine Experience in October, held by the Wine Spectator. While I had been in Oregon for the first time last summer, I did not get to visit this... Continue Reading →

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Wine Wednesday: Lugana from Ca’ Maiol

Lugana comes from an area that is on the border between the two Provinces of Brescia and Verona, the denomination stretches along an area of morainic origin south of Lake Garda, Lugana¬† appears to derive from the early-medieval word lucus or wood. In fact, the area was¬† covered in the past by the Selva Lucana,... Continue Reading →

Wine Wednesday: Berlucchi ’61 Brut

Guido Berlucchi has always been one of my favorite Italian brands. When I lived in Milan, this was one of two wines on every single restaurant and bar list. If I asked for a sparkling wines, the baristas would always say Berlucchi o Ferrari. I celebrated every occasion with one or the other and got... Continue Reading →

Wine Wednesday: Saten from Ricci Curbastro

I love Champagne but the wines from Franciacorta D.O.C.G. have always held sway with me as well. Franciacorta is an area in the Lombardy region of Italy which is sandwiched between the city of Brescia and Lake Garda. The area makes great sparkling wines using the traditional method where the wine undergoes secondary fermentation in... Continue Reading →

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