Wine Wednesday: Brazil’s Miolo

Today's post is dedicated to a winery I visited last year in Brazil, Miolo. It was also the first winery I had ever heard about or tried a wine from in Brazil, starting back in 2013.  It always stayed in my mind because of the Italian heritage of the family. The founder Giuseppe Miolo, immigrated... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Brazilian Wines This September

  Monday, September 7th was Labor Day in the United States but it was also Independence Day in Brazil, commonly called Sete de Setembro or the  Dia Da Independência. It celebrates Brazil's Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom of Portugal which occurred on September 7th, 1822. I worked with Wines of Brazil in 2019... Continue Reading →

Sunday Sips: Paterna Winery-Tuscany

A confluence of events such as National Chianti Day on Friday and an #ItalianFWT group focus on sustainability brought to mind my experiences in Arezzo years ago. Here’s a book  I worked on, called Buon Giorno Arezzo,where I wrote a chapter about wines from Arezzo  Wines from Arezzo are not that well known in the United States nor... Continue Reading →

#DrinkItalianDay On Ferragosto, August 15

Tomorrow is Ferragosto, a massive holiday in Italy. It is a holiday which commemorates the Assumption of the Virgin Mary for those who believe and for others it simply signifies the middle of August, a day when everything is closed and everyone is on vacation. During quarantine in mid-August, I am reminded me of those days... Continue Reading →

Sweet Wines from the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is such an incredibly beautiful place, rich in history with an amazing array of wines to taste, write about and enjoy. I've spent some time in the Loire but it's never enough. When I lived in Dijon in college I visited some of the famed chateaux and since then, I've visited a... Continue Reading →

Cru Beaujolais – An Endless Discovery

This month the #Winophiles are traveling to the Cru Beaujolais area.Our host, Cindy from Grape Experiences,  described the area in her invitation post. Before I dive into the Crus, a word about the area in general. History: Beaujolais was first settled by the Romans.We can see this history in the naming of the Crus as well.... Continue Reading →

Explore Campania, May 2nd #ItalianFWT

This weekend the #ItalianFWT blogging group is traveling to Campania. It's going to be a lovely virtual trip. Campania, as I wrote in my invitation post here, is an incredible wine region with a wealth of native grapes to choose from, both whites and reds. There is so much to learn and explore about the... Continue Reading →

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