Campania, here I come. Mi aspetta!

In about a month I am packing my bags and heading off to discover the home of Aglianico, Fiano, and Falanghina.— Campania!I am sure I have no idea what I am getting myself into. Not only will I be right there at the Amalfi coast (I will have to check it out!) and Napoli (not … Continue reading Campania, here I come. Mi aspetta!

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 Castles and Wines —in Napa Valley!

Leave it to me to go to Napa Valley and only find Sangiovese, Aglianico, and Italian castles! A few weeks ago I spent a long weekend in the Mayacamas Mountains, the mountain range that separates Sonoma Valley from Napa Valley. In the afternoons I ventured down and east to the Napa side to explore some … Continue reading Italian Castles and Wines —in Napa Valley!