Monday Musings: Can Pinot Grigio Be Taken Seriously?

Can Pinot Grigio be taken seriously is the title of this post and something I have thought about for a long time. I think the answer is a resounding yes. Though often considered an easy-sell wine with little personality this grape, if grown on optimal terroirs at higher elevations, and handled properly, can yield compelling,... Continue Reading →

Nemo Has Come To Town, Let’s Remember Our Neighbors

It has been ages since I have posted on my blog. In the interim, I did a couple of presentations on Prosecco DOC for trade and consumers, translated for the vice-president of the Brunello Consortium during a few interviews and annoyed all of you with invitations to upcoming Italian and Chilean events. What I didn't... Continue Reading →

TwitterTherapy – Lessons from Ms. Bond

Yes, it's Thursday and I should be blogging about Italian indigenous grapes but my head is overwhelmed with my first serious day of tweeting, retweeting and improving my Twitter etiquette. All of this was spurred by a morning breakfast with Ms. Bond aka Cynthia who I wrote about here. Needless to say, any mistakes I... Continue Reading →

Passover Wines – Changes Afoot

Today is the first day of Passover. I had my first Seder last night with my parents and my niece. We had a pretty peaceful meal with the requisite brisket, horseradish, eggs, potatoes and other yummy items. Wine as always is an issue. This year my Mother brought a wine from the Veneto, a kosher... Continue Reading →

Chile Day 8 – San Pedro di Atacama

Chile is such a long and varied country. I went from the green tones and blue glaciers of Patagonia to one of the driest deserts in the world, that of San Pedro di Atacama. San Pedro is a tourist mecca for hikers, backpackers and people coming from northern Argentina or making their way to Peru... Continue Reading →

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