Today is Memorial Day in this country. A time to think back and pay service to those who served and gave their lives so we may live this life, here, in America. So many brave men and women who gave their lives. So much of our youth, our children who chose to defend this countryContinue reading “IN MEMORIAM”


“Fattoria Fibbiano: two souls, one heart” When you talk about Italian wines the conversation will always trend to the Area of Tuscany. Aside from its beauty, this part of Italy is steeped in history and tradition, legend and a true passion for life, love and wine. Some of the finest and most enjoyed wines inContinue reading “FATTORIA FIBBIANO LE PIANETTE”


(This is a rerun of a post from December. But I just think it was worth repeating. This wine has lately become tougher to find so I wanted to keep it in our eye. It really is that good.) Sometimes, as you well know, just the look, the appearance of something really catches your eye,Continue reading “EMPORIUM APPASSIMENTO ROSSO SALENTO”


“I want my wine to be true and authentic. Harmony in a glass.” Matteo Giustiniani, CEO, Winemaker Avignonesi winery Just outside the quiet little village of Valiano di Montepulciano, settled between Cortona and Montepulciano, sits the decades old winery, Avignonesi. Founded in 1974 by the Avignonesi family, the winery was purchased in 2009 by VirginieContinue reading “AVIGNONESI ROSSO di MONTEPULCIANO”


“Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend, never drank wine” anonymous(male obviously) Okay. So if you don’t agree with the above quote, you are most probably a female. But if you take the time to think about it for a minute, you can maybe see that it does actually make some sense. You mayContinue reading “BORGO CONVENTI COLLIO PINOT GRIGIO”


“Nothing is so effective in keeping one young and full of lust as a discriminating palate thoroughly satisfied at least once a day.” Angelo Pelligrini (Italian Author) When I began writing this column I kind of had an idea of where I was going and what I wanted to do. I figured that I likeContinue reading “MEZZACORONA PINOT GRIGIO 2018”