Wine of the Week: Soave Classico Re Teodorico From Cantina di Monteforte

This week I have had the good fortune to spend some time with Giovanni Ponchia, the young and talented winemaker from the Soave Consortium. I also was lucky enough to try a new Soave that I didn't know from Cantina di Monteforte. It was light, refreshing and very easy to drink as an apertif and... Continue Reading →

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Hello Grappa, Nice To Meet You, Again

Hello Grappa. That is the name of a group that is working together to promote Grappa around the world. Grappa is an Italian spirit that usually brings to mind older men in the Veneto having a glass after dinner or in their morning coffee. But no more. This limited vision of the use of Grappa... Continue Reading →

July is Lugana Month At Eataly

Last night the Consorzio di Lugana hosted an event at Eataly which I helped to organize. If you didn't make it to the event, don't fear, you have a whole month ahead to try wines from this region - Lugana, bordering both Lombardy and the Veneto and this grape variety - Turbiana at Eataly. Don't... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year! Buon Inizio!

 The last couple of weeks have been filled with family and friends, lots of food and various wines. Unlike most bloggers/writers, I didn't do my sparklers for the New Year blog post. I did partake though in some lovely wines that people brought me over the course of the last two weeks and others that... Continue Reading →

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