Italian reds that sparkle and pop

Italian reds that sparkle and pop

Italian sparkling reds started to get a bad rap in the U.S. in 1970s when syrupy, single-noted lambruscos began being imported to the States. These cherry-tasting concoctions earned the less-than-desirable name: ‘Italian coca-cola’. This public relations nightmare led...
Personality of Wine

Personality of Wine

Years ago during a vineyard tour on Mt. Etna, I walked amongst the crooked alberello (small tree) vines. I’m a bit obsessed with these gorgeous gnarly vines. Each alberello has a story to tell and flavors to express. Each alberello has its own unique personality...
Wine in Umbria – Paolo Bea

Wine in Umbria – Paolo Bea

“Nature should be observed, listened to and integrated, not dominated. Wine is not made by man but is generated by nature!” Paolo Bea’s philosophy and execution is done with the earth in mind. Not only is his wine delicious, but visiting the winery...