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2012 Cantina Giardino - Drogone

GRAPE: Aglianico REGION: Campagnia COUNTRY: Italy AVE PRICE: $29

Before spending the evening with Drogone. I had a previous late night encounter with Cantina Giardino’s 2006 Nude. 180 more words

Night at the SAM

I unzipped the garment bag with the dress that I was planning on wearing to a wedding in a mere matter of hours to find out that it had a stain on it and I had to come up with a plan B, which I most definitely did not have in me, considering I was running on a different time zone and a few hours of sleep. 1,308 more words

Wine thought...

If I own a winery one day, am I less a consumer?


Wine Wednesday: Bubbly Beverages

I’ve never felt sad while drinking a glass of champagne or prosecco.  There is just something about the feel of a sparkling beverage as you sip it that is pleasing–the slight tickle in your noise, and the fizz on your tongue.  669 more words


Rioja's Enotourism Ready

Interested in exploring the Spanish wine region of Rioja?  I’ve got some firsthand, no-fail recommendations for tasting, dining, accommodations and cultural enrichment.

If you begin your stay in Haro, there’s really no need to drive if you want to visit the eight wineries clustered around the historic Haro train station.  1,006 more words


A helping paw: dogs in the winery

A dog can detect aromas as insignificant as one part per trillion. So why aren’t we using them more to help out in the winery? … 925 more words