Archive for the ‘Italy’ Category

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Wines appealing to the adverturer inside of you ~ Rocca Sveva

Tweet There’s a group called the Wine Century Club, of which I’m a member. All you need to do is track how many different varieties that you’ve enjoyed… even if those varieties are in a blended wine. It almost feels like cheating; but those are their rules, and rules are rules. When I started I […]

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Italian delights

Tweet [Image is of an elderflower, from the Transition Leytonstone Website.] Once upon a time (true story) I suddenly awoke from an Italian delightful dream. The dream involved four people sitting in a circle. I was sitting on the southern end of this foursome. To my left, on the west side of this circle of […]

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musings of lavender and wine publicist advice with Tenuta Polvaro

Tweet This past week, I spent many hours working, writing, meeting people, enjoying children, and harvesting some lavender on Sunday… which brings me to musings of lavender and wine publicist advice with Tenuta Polvaro. I felt guilty cutting some fresh lavender from my garden bees; but, then I remembered that the lavender is very much […]

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The Heart of the Rose nestling in the Venissa Vineyard to celebrate the feast of the rosebud

Tweet The Heart of the Rose nestling in the Venissa Vineyard to celebrate the feast of the rosebud… To celebrate the ancient annual tradition of April 25th, a heart-shaped bed of roses has been fashioned against the background of the Venissa Vineyard in the estate at the heart of Native Venice…. This is a press […]

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In the Land of Gucci, along comes Volére Wine Couture

Tweet Move over Gucci, you’ve got competition coming from the land of wine… Volére Wine Fashion Couture. Definitely aimed at the female audience, although I can see a drag queen or two wanting to tote this one. This pocket book wine container is all that… Volére Couture Wines are an original collection of premium, artisan wines […]

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Are you wanting to sample the treasures of Piemonte?

Tweet This information was sent to me by my wine writing friend and colleague Dick Rosano. I told him that I’d be putting it onto my blog as a P.S.A. (public service announcement). Having been in radio as a PR specialist, I learned a lot about the value of a P.S.A. and understanding the importance […]

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Vintner’s Vision — California Central Coast Company Launches Weekly Live Internet-Broadcasted Wine & Food Show

Tweet Streaming video broadcast format is now allowing for a new level of audience participation and interactivity with winemakers, vineyard owners, and restauranteurs. This is something we’ve all come to know and appreciate… In Paso Robles, California, in collaboration with 92.5 Krush, CentralCoastLive.com launched their premiere episode of Vintner’s Vision on Sunday, March 4th. According to […]

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Looking to Quickly Educate Your Palate? Try Tasting Old World Versus New World Wines ~ The White Version

Tweet This is a lead-in from yesterday, because it sets the stage, if you didn’t read yesterday’s blog… My friend Chang Liow of Chinois Asian Bistro had me stand in for him at a recent wine tasting and luncheon. His restaurant Chinois is located in Windsor, and the food is wonderfully delicious. If you’re a […]

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Guide to Holiday Wines ~ What to Give to Whom, or What to Enjoy and When ~ Happy Holidaze!

Tweet Holiday Office Party If you’re buying for the party, you don’t have to skimp on quality when buying in quantity for the office party. How about a Caposaldo Prosecco? Or… If you’re each bringing a wine, go for the bubbles, because it’s so traditional, and this one is a great value. Bubbles inspired everyone […]

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Dear Jo ~ In Search of White Chianti & Books on Starting a Winery ~ Both Are Good Questions

Tweet [Today is the second of five days to register for holiday gifts from Wine-blog. Simply leave your name in the comments for a chance to win. Rules.] QUESTION from Lauren: Hi Jo, my boyfriend is a  wine lover and blogger and has mentioned to me on a few occasions about a white Chianti. Chianti […]