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

Recent Standouts: Hofstätter, Le Bèrne, Chiarli, Tabarrini, …

I recently had a glass of fabulous Pinot nero at Cantinetta Luca, one of my very favorite Italian restaurants within reasonably close proximity to where I live. On perusing the by-the-glass list, my eye was immediately drawn to the Pinot nero from Alto Adige but then I saw all kinds of other interesting stuff: Gaglioppo, … Continue reading Recent Standouts: Hofstätter, Le Bèrne, Chiarli, Tabarrini, …

Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG

Un poco di storia personale My second real wine love was Amarone.  It happened on the same day I discovered and fell in love with Nebbiolo.   But my relationships with these two have played out quite differently over the years.  While Nebbiolo and I have increased the frequency of our rendezvous as of late, Amarone … Continue reading Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG