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Wine Review Online: Taurasi Riserva DOCG Piano di Montevergine 2011 95 pts

Michael Apstein gives Feudi di San Gregorio, Taurasi Riserva DOCG (Campania, Italy) Piano di Montevergine 2011 95 points on WineReviewOnline.com

He notes that “ I hate to say that an almost $75 a bottle of wine is a bargain, but, if you have 75 bucks to spend on a wine, here it is.  108 more words


The Villages of Barolo and Barbaresco

Prior to buying Kerin O’Keefe’s book, Barolo and Barbaresco, The King and Queen of Italian Wine, I had no idea there are multiple villages that make up the Barolo and Barbaresco wine regions. 239 more words


Morellino Di Scansano Riserva 2013

I purchased this wine to answer my critics who say “Why don’t you ever review wines from Lidl or Aldi?” I have purchased some wines from Lidl but haven’t enjoyed them enough to write about them.  359 more words


Appellations rich in history that deliver unique, native varietals


  • Irpinia is a historic region of the Apennine countryside, where vineyards coexist with fruit trees, forests, olives and aromatic herbs.
  • Located near Mount Vesuvius, the volcanic eruptions have left the sandstone and marl soil with mineral-rich deposits of volcanic ash, giving the grapes distinctive aromas and flavors.
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Cascina Veneria

Il vino Barbaresco nasce dal Nebbiolo, il più nobile tra i vitigni piemontesi.

Un vino dai colori intensi e dai profumi spiccati di fiori, dove sopratutto stupisce l’armonia e l’equilibrio. 41 more words


Wine of the Week: Nino Franco Rustico Valdobbiadne Superiore D.O.C.G.

I had the occasion to meet Primo Franco of the Nino Franco winery at an intimate lunch organized by Tony Didio a couple of years ago. 348 more words


Taste of Franciacorta

Just one hour east of Milan, you will find one of Italy’s best kept secrets – the scenic Franciacorta territory located within the Italian region of Lombardy. 230 more words