Italy is a magical place for food and wine. It’s as if every time you sit down at a table anywhere on the boot it’s a time for leisurely celebration. Here in the States, Italian restaurant owners like myself try to recreate that experience for you.
Two of my favorite things in this galaxy: wine and the epic wonder that is ”Star Wars.” I’ve watched the teaser that dropped over Thanksgiving weekend more times than I have any trailer, and I’ve giggled like a child with every eighty-eight second view.
We’ve all been in this situation before: you’re out to dinner at one of those restaurants we like to think of as a splurge, and you want to order a bottle of wine, but when the list is presented, you’re eyes turn into saucers, not only due to the list’s size, but also due to […]
Wine is an amazing natural phenomenon that keeps us under its spell. The aromas and “flavors” of wine along with its many hues affects us in such ways that many poems and songs have been written about the wonder that is wine.
The leaves have changed and wine shops are ordering bottles like mad for you put on the Thanksgiving table. There’ll be deals and shelf talkers and crowds of confused consumers trying to find the right wine for the cornucopia of flavors that come with decades of tradition and the desire to incorporate one’s own native […]
As the owner of an Italian restaurant, I always try to strike a balance of offering both delicious hard-to-find bottles for those times you dine with me and it’s a special occasion or you’re looking for a treat, and affordable wines that deliver incredible bang for your buck and allow you to be able to […]
In the on-going effort to help Pinot Noir lovers branch out within their palate preferences I have been posting wines that fall into the Pine Cone Alternative category.
In my first post about the alternatives to Pinot Noir we stayed a bit local, tramping just south of Pinot Noir’s home in Burgundy to get nice with the Gamay grape, which is celebrated in the Beaujolais region of France. But there is a lot of wine out there in the world and a good […]
…oh its flavors, they’re just the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle and… ancient on the planet.” – Miles Raymond What Pinot Noir does to our senses when done well is hard to put into words. The enjoyment of it is much more visceral than the science behind how we perceive wine.