Buona Befana a Tutti! Befana Wine From New World

Buona Befana! Today is a holiday in Italy where an unattractive old looking woman gives out coal to children who are bad and candy to those who were good, the Feast of the Epiphany. Mostly though, the Befana signifies the end of the Winter holidays and after two weeks of vacation, everyone has to go... Continue Reading →

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Sunday Sipping: New World Wines – The Napa Valley

"The Napa Valley, Then and Now: The Evoltion of Grapegrowing and Winemaking" was the title of a seminar I took this past summer at the Society of Wine Educators Conference in Orlando, Florida with Barry Wiss. With the cold weather outside, I am channeling summer and warmth and so Napa came to mind. The seminar... Continue Reading →

New World Wines: Charles Krug Winery

Last week Peter Mondavi of Charles Krug Winery turned 99, a venerable age for a remarkable man. I had the good fortune to meet Mr. Mondavi last year in October together with Giacomo Pondini from the Consorzio di Tutela del Morellino di Scansano and Karen MacKenzie of the eponymous agency. The Wine Spectator wrote a... Continue Reading →

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