Archive for the Tag 'Italian wine'


The Trick & Traits of Organic Wines ~ A Symphony Explodes in Ambrosial Flavors & a Delicious Roule Rouge

We have a great Italian wine selection. THE TRICK: Is to drink them while they’re young… Without the extra sulfites, these wines aren’t meant for serious aging. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s the real deal… Check out this image above. On the right had side of the road are organically […]


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 […]


Thanksgiving Wines

I know that this is an American holiday, which was instituted by our European forefathers with the assistance of Native Americans… while things were still copacetic… In the past, I’ve purchased American made wines, just going along with the tradition. To that end, I’m going to get myself over to J Wines for the bubbly. […]


Week 3: Boxed Wine Experiment with Duca del Frassino’s Garganega/Pinot Grigio

WEEK 3: Yes! Today is Valentine’s Day and it’s also my experiment day. I just poured this glass, photographed it, processed the image, and then uploaded it… All in preparation of tasting the 2009 Duca del Frassino’s Garganega/Pinot Grigio. Because I just had an organic Honeymoon Salad (lettuce alone) for a quick bite, with an […]


Week 2: Boxed Wine Experiment with Duca del Frassino’s Garganega/Pinot Grigio

WEEK 2: I have to admit that this past Sunday I spent with an adorable granddaughter, so my experiment for tasting was given over to photographing this child of five. Then, my week began to slip away, because I’m in the deep and narrow passageways of Dark & Delicious. This is a time when having […]


Boxed Wine Experiment with Duca del Frassino’s Garganega/Pinot Grigio

I’m a huge proponent of boxed wine. I regularly have a box of white wine in my refrigerator for easy access. It’s a great space saver, and they allow me to buy a lot of wine at one time. I love having it and not having to store it elsewhere, or worrying about it becoming […]


Refreshing Italian Whites Wines That Just Rock ~ From the Soave Consortium

[Lyla Diaz is in the foreground, with Melanie Hoffman in the background.] Weekly Holidaze Drawing: Just leave a comment on any wine-blog entry this month, to win weekly gifts this December: I was recently asked by Georgia Maloney (representing the Soave Consorzio) if I’d be interested in wines from Italy. My current learning curve is embracing […]


Rosa D’Oro Vineyards: 2007 Sangiovese Rosato, this is my pick of the week!

[Images from this blog posting come from the Rosa D’Oro website.] Italian cultivars seem to be finding a natural home in Lake County… The Pietro Buttitta family is living its dream in Lake County, crafting Italian variety wines. The Rosa D’Oro Vineyard wines are the following: Aglianico Sangiovese Rosato Muscat Canelli Sangiovese Primitivo Barbera Dolcetto […]