Prosecco vs Champagne, a Battle Royale

“Optimism is a mindset. Prosecco contributes to it. Champagne defines it.” (me) Tradition is such a great thing. It gives us a sense of our past as well as setting the tone for our future. At this time of year there are so many traditions that we call on to do that. Midnight mass, ChristmasContinue reading “Prosecco vs Champagne, a Battle Royale”


“There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep passing it around.” – Johnny Carson Okay. Let’s start here. I like fruitcake. You know the kind. I’m not talking about the fruitcake that Aunt Maddie makes for Christmas every year and gives one out to every member of the family. And I’mContinue reading “IN DEFENSE of the FRUITCAKE”


“Who drinks well sleeps well; who sleeps well, does nothing wrong; who does nothing wrong goes in paradise; so let’s drink well until we die”. Venetian Proverb Once again I have found a wine with roots going back to the time of the Roman Empire with modern techniques handed down through generations. This agricultural companyContinue reading “NOMALAS PINOT GRIGIO delle VENEZIE”


“No thing more excellent nor more valuable than wine was ever granted mankind by God.”Plato, 400 BC Anytime you delve into history there are always some elements of glory and sadness, triumph and tribulation. The story of this family winery is no exception. The origins of this winery go back to 1967, when Ferruccio PetracciContinue reading “MADONNABRUNA PECORINO MAREE”