MADONNABRUNA PECORINO MAREE

“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”

CHÂTEAU du PAYRE CADILLAC CÔTES de BORDEAUX

This was really a journey into the unknown. Just recently some friends took a trip to France and happened upon this winery. They liked the wine so much that they had some shipped back home. They were kind enough to share a bottle with us which was not only a pleasurable evening, but also anContinue reading “CHÂTEAU du PAYRE CADILLAC CÔTES de BORDEAUX”

VINOGALLIA ‘EDIZIONE PRIVATA’

This is a new bottle which I found quite by accident. Fortunately for me though, it was a very pleasant surprise! Suffice it to say that this product of the wine valleys of Italy was and is still a mystery to me. This wine is classed as a Vini di Tavola or a table wine,Continue reading “VINOGALLIA ‘EDIZIONE PRIVATA’”

ROXANNE BIANCO TOSCANA 2017

“ROXANNE. You don’t have to put on the red light. Those days are over…” Back in 1978 the British rock band the Police with their bassist and lead singer were staying in a slightly seedy hotel in France. Out of that experience came the song “ROXANNE” loosely telling the story of a man who fallsContinue reading “ROXANNE BIANCO TOSCANA 2017”

PRIMARIUS PINOT NOIR RESERVE

“You never know until you try.” Truer words were never spoken Wine tasting is a lot like life in its own way. As you travel you learn what you like and what you don’t. What to run to and what to avoid. But learning to try, to try something new, something different. That equates toContinue reading “PRIMARIUS PINOT NOIR RESERVE”

MARCHESI di GRESY LANGHE SAUVIGNON 2019

Anyone who is a reader of this column knows that I love history. Not that I live in the past, but I think the relevance to life today is astounding, especially when we consider current events, but also in the traditional methods of making food and wine. It is very hard to find a wineryContinue reading “MARCHESI di GRESY LANGHE SAUVIGNON 2019”

SENSI CAMPOLUCE CHIANTI

I originally posted this some time ago, but with the coming of some cooler weather and the departure of my dear, dear friend Ian, whose visit was thankfully short-lived here, I figured it was worth reposting. As the age of organics moves forward and expands to all walks of life, I did some searching andContinue reading “SENSI CAMPOLUCE CHIANTI”

SO WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ICE CUBE MELTS

Wine. The nectar of the gods and one of the oldest beverages on the planet. Red, white or rose’, take your pick and enjoy. Which brings me to my topic for today. Are you drinking wine, or a watered down version? I personally don’t care to drink anything too cold, so I never add ice,Continue reading “SO WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ICE CUBE MELTS”

PAUL BUISSE TOURAINE SAUVIGNON BLANC

“Wine Enters and reason leaves.” (Translated from the original French) The Loire Valley of France has been inhabited since the Paleolithic Age. Often referred to as the “Cradle of the French,” and the “Garden of France,” not only because of its many vineyards, fields of artichoke and asparagus which line the banks of the river,Continue reading “PAUL BUISSE TOURAINE SAUVIGNON BLANC”