Exploring Everyday Nero d’Avola

Well, I have been focusing on southern Italian reds like I promised. Dreams of traveling to Puglia, Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, and Sicilia ... dance in my head, but so do dreams of touring Yellowstone National Park, hiking through the colorful canyons of Utah, exploring Machu Picchu of Peru, and doing some serious wine tasting in Chile. However, if … Continue reading Exploring Everyday Nero d’Avola

Nero d’Avola, Negroamaro, Nerello Mascalese, etcetera … at Tre Bicchieri San Francisco 2014

Every year when I go to Tre Bicchieri San Francisco, I try to formulate a plan of attack so I don't get ... well ... trashed. If you've ever been to any of those big tasting events at Fort Mason Center or anywhere else, you know: it's not easy to focus. Especially at Tre Bicchieri, … Continue reading Nero d’Avola, Negroamaro, Nerello Mascalese, etcetera … at Tre Bicchieri San Francisco 2014

Italian Rosato

When I was a kid, I loved pink. But it didn't take long for me to realize my uncanny resemblance to Strawberry Shortcake. And in less time, I realized that image really wasn't one I was going for. I ruled pink completely out of my wardrobe by age 12, along with red, yellow, purple, and … Continue reading Italian Rosato