Come with me to the center of Italy. To a place that once stretched from the eastern Tiber river all the way up to the Po Valley, but today is the fourth smallest region of the Apennine peninsula. A place named after the Greek word Ombrikoi, which means rainy, that is decorated with ancient villages […]
It has been insanely hot this week. We’re talking so hot that you start dripping the minute you step outside. And it’s always during these types of heat waves that the air conditioning also seems to stop working. No matter where you go there seems to be no escape. This is definitely not red wine […]
Italian wines can be confusing and Italian wine law can be even more confusing. Yet Italian wine is some of the most popular wine on the American market and because of this, the Italians will change their laws more often than many other wine producing countries in order to accommodate what seems to be popular, […]
Chianti is the historical $1 slice of pizza of Italy. It’s been around since the Italian Renaissance, wild variations in quality exist, and now the hipsters are into it.
I love red wine, but in the heat of the summer it’s a rarity for me to find myself walking through New York’s humidity dreaming about a heavy red. While in the winter a heavy, tannic red can be just what the doctor ordered, in summer I try to avoid heavier reds, with their often […]
Growing up with three siblings spanning eight years, it wasn’t always easy to take family vacations. At any given moment, my siblings and I could be in different schools with different schedules and different obligations. However, in the winter of 2010, the stars aligned, and all six of us had time off. Determined to make […]
Let’s face it, there are some wines in this world that most of us will never be able to taste, much less afford, but that doesn’t mean we’re out of luck when it comes to partaking in the world’s most famous wines. How? A little thing called the second – and even third – label.
Sure France is a great place to visit for a wine lover, but we’d argue that no place is more magical and transporting than a trip to Italy. The food, wine and people are a combination that can’t be beat, and it’s a must for any lover of wine and culture.
When you open a bottle of wine it’s easy to forget that growing wine grapes is farming and farming is all about taking advantage of the land you have. Where wine grapes grow easily and produce large yields — flat, fertile farmland — the resulting wine is more often than not on the cheaper side.