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Fancy Food Show Wine Discoveries: Italy

The last wine discovery from this year's Fancy Food Show 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 [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:18-06:00Wine|

Puglia, Italy on #Winechat

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 [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:18-06:00Wine|

Tonight’s #Winechat Wines are Open!

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 [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:18-06:00Wine|

Red

Red Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Gamay Merlot Montepulciano Negroamaro Petit Verdot Pinot Noir Primitivo Sagrantino Sangiovese Syrah Zinfandel

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Type / Varietal

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

2012-05-03T20:21:34-06:00

Italy in Sonoma

Sangiovese, barbera, primitivo...the classic Italian grape varieties most cultivated across Italy. But grown in Sonoma, California? Read my full article on Palate Press, the online wine magazine.

2019-03-20T13:58:24-06:00Wine|

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend: Day Two at the Wineries

On the second day of our Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, after an exhilarating early morning hot air balloon ride over Sonoma County vineyards, we visited wineries in the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Valley...Martinelli Vineyards and Winery, VJB Vineyards & Cellars and Muscardini Cellars. Martinelli Vineyards and Winery Our first stop was in the Russian [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:31-06:00Travel, Wine|

Summer’s Last Rosés: Cantina del Locorotondo Cummerse

The second rosé I grabbed off the wine rack for this week's last summer beach trip was from our June trip to Puglia, Italy (Italy's largest wine producer). 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 [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:37-06:00Wine|

Puglia: The Rosé Had Me at First Sip!

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 [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:40-06:00Wine|