Wine of the Week: Conte Giangirolamo 2015

This week's wine of the week is from Tenute Girolamo. I met Piero Girolamo nine years ago at a Vinitaly show in New York City. I have followed the family winery throughout the years and always make a point of stopping by when I am at Vinitaly. Harried as I often am at that large... Continue Reading →

Wine Wednesday: Moscato from I Due Gatti

Today's Wine Wednesday is dedicated to Moscato from I Due Gatti. Where is that winery located you might ask and who is the winemaker behind that wine. That would be me. That's my wine, made with grapes I bought in New Jersey at Corrado's - the temple of home winemaking grapes and equipment - but... 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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