Archive for the Tag 'Chianti'

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Castello di Meleto: Gaiole in Chianti – Tuscany, The Adventure Begins with a View From the Bluest Sky

[PHOTO: Antonia Caserta of Castello di Meleto. All other images in this story were taken by Jo Diaz] Day 1 – Flew into Rome as a guest of both Castello di Meleto in Gaiole ~ In the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany and Colonnara Viticultori in Cupramontana ~ In the Castelli di Jesi region of Le Marche […]

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When a Wine Lover and Electronic Geek Collide, it’s got to be a Kelvin

As a wine writer, I’m occasionally queried about trying samples of new products that hit the marketplace. This is one of those stories. [Both the Kelvin K2 and and the delicious Barrel Road Red Blend are samples in this story.] It all began in early September: Hi Jo: I’m hoping that I can send you […]

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

[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 is […]

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Picking the Brain of Someone in Wine Retail

I believe that it’s my duty – at this stage in my career – to mentor an upcoming wine generation. The new writers aren’t starting blogs, so much, though; they’re working for marketing companies… It seems that there’s become an established group who flew into the slight crack of the socialnomics window, and I was […]

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Wine Tasting: The Progression of One’s Palate

Interesting read from Jeff Miller of Artisan Family of Wines blog: Wine Flaws Who among us is willing to admit that it was White Zinfandel that originally rocked our world? I am. I admit it. White Zin switched on my light bulb. It was on a trip to California, as a native of Maine on […]