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Wine Review: Piandaccoli Cosmus Chianti Riserva 2012

Italians are famous for liking wines with high acidity. But many Italian wines also have tantalizing bitter flavors that give them dimension and personality. This one gets its distinctive  personality from that bitterness highlighted against unusual wood notes. 132 more words

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Girl and The Goat

You know how there are those restaurants that are so hyped up that they have a two month wait to even get a reservation, and they inevitably never live up the expectation? 899 more words


Inmates in the Vineyard

When people are serving time for a crime, how much better for society — both during their sentence and after they get out — if they have some useful work while inside. 309 more words

Drinking & Thinking

Italian Wines are still somewhat a mystery to me. I haven’t had a chance to venture too far into this particular region. I’ve just not been drawn to the area. 226 more words

Drinking & Thinking

A Chicago Memory

How can one not enjoy Social Media? I saw a post from the Gene & Georgetti restaurant announcing that Elizabeth Doyle was performing at their new location and it made me smile. 613 more words


2011 Podere Il Palazzino Chianti Classico

Briary red fruits, leather and chalk on the toasty, zesty nose.  Scent flavors explode on the substantial palate. Beautiful orange-laced acidity carries you into the long, dry finish.   7 more words


Le Casine Brunello di Montalcino 2007

Last night I fell in love…with a bottle of wine.

Brunello di Montalcino is made exclusively from Sangiovese grapes grown in the Montalcino area of Tuscany. 208 more words