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Tagliatelle al ragù

Yesterday, nostalgia overwhelmed the McDonough household. My need for comfort and warmth and happiness came in the form of sauce — a world-famous, meaty masterpiece. 352 more words

International Food & Culture


Yesterday my friend Hayley brought David from Poliziano to taste a few wines with me at BiBO. The winery is named after the scholar and poet of the Florentine Renaissance Angelo Ambrogini. 412 more words

Learning About Wine

Weekly photo challenge: Refraction



1. Physics. The change of direction of a ray of light, sound, heat, or the like, in passing obliquely from one medium into another in which its wave velocity is different. 166 more words


Buyers’ guide to Vintages for Oct 25th, part two

Tuscany and Miscellaneous Top Whites
By John Szabo MS with notes from David Lawrason and Sara d’Amato

This week’s report covers top smart buys from Tuscany and recommended white wines from the October 25th VINTAGES release. 1,948 more words


Zarpara 2012 Sangiovese

As I’ve mentioned, Sangiovese was my first love. So let’s visit another one, this time from Zarpara Vineyards. Their tasting room and vineyards are located directly on the Willcox Bench, at about 4,200 feet in elevation. 341 more words

Arizona Wine

A great day in Montalcino...

It is weird to think that at 10pm last night we had only just spent 24 hours in Italy.

After arriving late into Rome we left early to drive to Montalcino. 303 more words


2004 Dievole Il Fornaio Casannova Vineyard Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy $4.99

Silverdale, WA    12.5% alc.    (Purchased on 9/26/14)

Dievole is a highly touted Tuscan producer whose wines I’ve almost always enjoyed a great deal at regular price.  141 more words