Flashback Friday: USA & Italy – My Favorite Combination At Barboursville

Last week I had the good luck to meet Luca Paschina for the third time at an event in New York on wines from Virginia. All of the wines showed beautifully but I have a soft spot for those from Barboursville both because they are extremely well- made wines and because they were my first... Continue Reading →

Wine of the Week: Baglio di Pianetto Ficiligno 2010

I had this wonderful wine from Baglio di Pianetto a few weeks ago at Salumeria Rosi. I was impressed with the blend of 50% Viognier, 50% Insolia. Viognier grows beautifully in this part of Sicily, relatively close to Palermo and at an elevation of 500-600 mt above sea level. The wine was foral and rich... Continue Reading →

Viognier & Crab in Maryland

As I sit in my office and work feverishly to bring to fruition seven wine events in the next two weeks, I'm of course, fantasizing about vacation. Last year, I took a beautiful trip to Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia where I encountered these utensils that I hadn't seen since I was 15 and visiting... Continue Reading →

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