The last wine discovery from this year'sÂ Fancy Food ShowÂ in DC was an Italian gem in Puglia, Tenute Girolamo. They were the perfect find as I was hosting #Winechat the following evening on Puglia, the heel of Italy's boot and one of my favorite wine regions. Tenute Girolamo is located in the Valle d'Itria between the [...]
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On last night's Twitter #Winechat (join each Wednesday at 9pm ET), I guest hosted with a focus on Puglia. The heel of Italy's boot is a very interesting wine region, one I discovered last summer on our week long visit. Following are the wines I opened for last night's wine chat, facts and details I [...]
I'm guesting hosting #Winechat tonight on Twitter at 9pmET. We're sipping and discussing Puglia, Italy. Here are the five bottles I have for the evening to compare and contrast. 3 wines from Tenute Girolamo not yet in U.S. ...Capo di Gallo Fiano, Negroamaro & Primitivo Tenute Rubino Saturnino Rosato Negroamaro 2010 Tormaresca Neprica Tomorrow I'll [...]
This Wednesday 20th June at 9pm ET I'm guest hosting #Winechat on Twitter! Join us as we explore theÂ Wines of Puglia, Italy! We'll sip, chat & tweet wines from the heel of the boot, the largest producer of wine in Italy. It's one of my new favorite wine regions discovered last year on our week [...]
Red Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Gamay Merlot Montepulciano Negroamaro Petit Verdot Pinot Noir Primitivo Sagrantino Sangiovese Syrah Zinfandel
Red Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Gamay Merlot Montepulciano Negroamaro Petit Verdot Pinot Noir Primitivo Sagrantino Sangiovese Syrah Zinfandel White Chardonnay Chenin Blanc Casal Garcia Furore Bianco Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio Sauvignon Blanc Viognier Champagne Sparkling & Prosecco Rosé Port
Saturday I discovered three fun Italian wines in Sonoma...Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar in Washington, DC that is. ;) The first wine was over dinner (very good food by the way) and part of the Tiny Bubbles wine flight, a comparison of sparkling wines.Â The flights at Sonoma are generous pours so you really get a [...]
The second rosé I grabbed off the wine rack for this week's last summer beach trip was from our June trip to Puglia, ItalyÂ (Italy's largest wine producer).Â I was so impressed with Puglia's wines, especially their rosés made from local varietals like Primitivo and Negroamaro. This rosé is from the Cantina del Locorotondo just outside the [...]
I'll admit that before living in Europe the site of pink wine automatically made me think of a sweet White Zinfandel. And needless to say, I'm not a fan. Now I see pink wine and I think Rosé, a lovely refreshing wine made from red grape varieties. The 'pink' comes from leaving the red grape [...]
After our four hour drive across Italy from Positano, we arrived at the lovely Masseria Torre Coccaro just in time for our first fabulous meal. As the drive was a bit tiring, it was definitely wine time! As I perused the very local wine list, the sommelier recommended selections including several from a winery not [...]