Articles Tagged: Italian wine

Riunite Lambrusco – Wine Wednesday

post iconFor this week’s Wine Wednesday, we are heading back to the 1970′s and imbibing in it’s most popular wine – Riunite Lambrusco. As many of you may know, I love, love, love Lambrusco. It is fizzy and fruity and pairs really well with food. But, I had never had the wine that beget the craze in the United States – Riunite. …Read More

2009 Archeo Nero d’Avola – Wine Wednesday

post iconNero d’Avola is the main red grape grown in Sicily. It’s generally dense and jammy with dark red fruits. If you like Syrah, you might be a fan of Nero d’Avola. However, this wine can run the gamut. The Archeo version is a very light version of Nero d’Avola. If it were a little lighter, it would be a borderline rose. However, the Archeo is highly drinkable and enjoyable. It’s an affordable every day wine! Salute! …Read More

Visit the Hills of Abruzzo, Italy Without Leaving Home! – Part 2

post iconThis week Francesco Cirelli emphasizes the importance of organic and biodiversity farming, a concept he puts into practice back home in Italy. …Read More

Visit the Hills of Abruzzo, Italy Without Leaving Home! – Part 1

post iconIn the first part of this interview series, Gallen discusses his passion for wine and the qualities it must possess before he brings it to the United States. …Read More

2010 Bibi Graetz Cassamatta Bianca Toscana – Wine Wednesday

post iconI know that I have warned you against buying bottles based on how much you like the label, which was something that I did with alarming frequency as a newbie. But, sometimes when I am at a good wine shop where I know and trust the buyer, I will indulge my love of beautiful labels. This bottle falls squarely within that category with it’s abstract label that provided a lovely contrast to the wine bottle itself. Luckily, this time, I won and bought a bottle that was not only lovely on the outside, but lovely on the inside as well. …Read More

Five Stunning Italian Red Wines To Kick Off 2012

post iconAs you know, I love all wine but I have a soft spot in my heart for Italian wine. While I enjoy the acidity and bright fruit flavors that most Italian wines exhibit, I love the passion that Italians, and particularly Italian winemakers, have for wine. It’s infectious. The Italians vinify varietals that 99.9% of the population has never heard of, including a number that date back to ancient Rome and the Greeks. The Italians do tons of crazy stuff with their grapes – the same grape could be vinified still or sparkling or left to dry on straw mats for sweet wine. Plus, the difference in wine culture from North to South is stark and reflected in the wines themselves. …Read More

Seven Spectacular Italian White Wines For The Holidays

post iconTonight marks the Feast of the Seven Fishes in some Italian families. Others will choose to celebrate tomorrow. But, it occurred to us that there will be a great deal of fish and seafood consumed in the next week as Christmas morphs into New Year’s. Our own family traditions have come to include heaping amounts of San Francisco’s local dungeness crab. For Christmas, we make the local San Francisco seafood stew – Ciopinno – a medley of seafood and fish in a spicy tomato broth. For New Year’s, we get a smorgasbord of local shellfish – crab, shrimp, oysters and clams (if you are on top of things, order from Swan’s Oyster Depot, which has been slinging seafood in San Francisco for 100 years). What goes better with seafood and fish than white wine. …Read More

Saladini Pilastri 2009 Rosso Piceno – Wine Wednesday

post iconWhether planning for a special holiday celebration or a casual weekday dinner, it is always great to find a way to save money on wine. …Read More

5 Weird Italian Wines for Thanksgiving

post iconItalian wines offer great value – we get a-lot of good wine for under $10, great wine under $20 and truly amazing wines under $50. …Read More