Patriotism Alive and Well in Italy’s 150th Year

One of the most interesting things I noticed during this visit to Italy was the plethora of Italian flags hanging on people's balconies. Generally speaking, in my experience, Italians are not the most nationalistic of people, except when it comes to the Azzurri - the national soccer team. That being said, this time was different.... Continue Reading →

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano – A Still Somewhat Hidden Gem

Today is the Italian Wine Masters tasting at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. I will be pouring wines from the Brunello Consortium. Do come visit if you are there but today, I had the pleasure of spending time with another consortium, that of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. I discovered this area over 20... Continue Reading →

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