Category Archives: Italy

Zenato Valpolicella Ripassa Superiore DOC

Wonderfully rich and not for the faint of palate. The method of “ripasso” means to “re-pass” Valpolicella wine through dried Amarone grape skins to cause a second alcoholic fermentation. This method increases the alcohol level and the Valpolicella wine becomes richer in color, more fragrant, and definitely more lush in body. The Zenato Valpolicella is a unique Italian blend of

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Wine Gifts For Those Christmas Spirits

As the Christmas holiday draws near, us procrastinators have a lot of catching up to do to get our blessed gifts in order! Dashing through the snow is probably in your Yuletide future and if you are lucky, you may be able to find those glorious gifts on Santa’s list online and delivered on time. So without further ado, here

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Thanksgiving Day Wines – Easy as (Pumpkin) Pie!

As the Thanksgiving Day grocery store madness grows closer, who has time to worry about choosing wines for your Thanksgiving feast?! There is a plethora of different flavors and tastes on your Thanksgiving table and you want wines that will make everyone happy. Including your Wine Expert Uncle Pierre as well as teetotaler Gramma Betsy! There is a saying “Ain’t

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The Harmony of Wine and Music

One of the most satisfying things in life is pairing great foods with great wines. Doesn’t it satisfy your ego when you have found the right wine for a meal you created or chose an amazing wine at a nice restaurant? It really is fantastic! But how about if we go one step further? Many of the words you would

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Heart Fluttering Valentine’s Day Wines

The romance of Valentine’s Day comes with it a bit of mystery and intrigue. The holiday was actually created in remembrance of St. Valentine who had been performing marriages in secret against a ban that had been set forth by the Roman Empire in 270 A.D.. But he was soon discovered, imprisoned, and then beheaded for his actions. St. Valentine

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Colsentà Serre Prosecco Valdobbiadene DOCG NV

On balmy, warm evenings, my thoughts turn to a refreshing, dry Prosecco. (yes, I dream of world peace too, but tonight it is all about taste). Beautiful straw color in my glass with light effervescent bubbles. Intoxicating aroma’s of peach, apple, and lilac flowers! Medium bodied with lively bubbles and a soft mouthfeel. Savory flavors of tropical fruit, Bartlett Pear,

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