Wine Wednesday: Cantina del Nebbiolo

This week's Wine Wednesday post is about Cantina del Nebbiolo. I was introduced to this winery at the Barolo and Barbaresco tasting in February. Specifically February 4th. That seems like a century ago.  In any event,  the winery was founded in 1959. It was created by 23 members in the Roero area.  The winery now... Continue Reading →

Wine Wednesday: The House of Lustau

Today's Wine Wednesday is about the House of Lustau's wines which were part of a certification program which I completed this summer during the Society of Wine Educators annual conference. This historic family's history began in 1896 with the planting of grapes on the family’s state - Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza by Emilio Lustau.... Continue Reading →

Wine Wednesday: Vidal Blanc

This summer I discovered a new grape variety that I really like called Vidal blanc. I tried a lot of examples of wines made with tbis grape in both the Finger Lakes during the Society of Wine Educators annual conference and at the American Wine Society conference in Buffalo. Vidal makes a variety of wines... Continue Reading →

Wine Wednesday: Vivanco Reserva 2011

I received this appealing wine as a sample from the lovely Li Valentine of The Wining Hour. This wine from Rioja is a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano. The grapes come from vineyards in Briones, Rioja Alta. On average the vines are 35 years old on average and grow on chalky-clay soils.  The wine... Continue Reading →

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