Archive for the Tag 'Brunello di Montalcino'


The Circuitous Path from Network News to Fine Wine ~ Tim Ortman

A few days ago, I was explaining to friends Robin Parnell and her lifelong friend Suzette Johnson – while we were out wine tasting – that it was a rosé which became my aha moment in wine. For years, during the Merlot craze, I was giving it my best shot; but, Merlot just wasn’t doing […]


Kevin Zraly’s “Windows on the World Complete Wine Course” ~ The Phoenix Continues to Rise

On this 11th anniversary of September 11, we all woke up today remembering exactly how we found out that terrorists had invaded our world, on that fateful day in 2001. Some of us are one degree of separation, as I am, for being connected to a person who lost his or her life. The rest […]


F. Paul Pecault ~ Wine Writer #36

F.Paul Pecault is a wine and spirits veteran, who began his career as the PR person for Rodney Strong Vineyards. That’s no stretch for understanding, because if someone is working as a PR agent, it stands to reason that the person is a writer. Most PR people don’t segue from that career into writing about […]


The Cheese Ambassador Came a Knocking ~ What a Wonderful Thanksgiving Surprise

The most delightful part of this blog is being found by someone as a resource for food and/or wine. In this case it was Sara Kahn, The Cheese Ambassador, who came a knocking… with Thanksgiving just a few days away. I’m not sure what could be better than this right now. Sara had her Mediterranean […]