Borgo di Colloredo 2010 Aglianico Terre Degli Osci

Aglianico is said to be the “Nebbiolo of Southern Italy”. To fully understand this comparison you need to know a bit about Nebbiolo. The most famous grape variety of the northern Italian region of Piemonte it is used in the highly sought after wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is said to have an essence of “tar and roses”, rustic…

Tommasi 2012 Poggio al Tufo Rompicollo: A “Baby” Super Tuscan

Everyone is searching for the next big up-and-coming wine region to get into. Often when this exciting new region is discovered there is an influx of investment trying to get a proverbial “piece of the pie”. Many famous regions have been through this, from Prosecco in northern Italy to Willamette Valley in Oregon to the…

Fontanafredda Briccotondo 2014: Barbera Wine from Langhe

My favorite wine blog Wine Folly recently posted an article called Why Love Wine? It really got me thinking. Why do I like wine? Madeline’s five points are this: Why love wine… It’s like a micro time travel machine in a bottle, BECAUSE it’s an acquired taste, It’s good for you in small doses, Zillions of…

Ruffino 2011 Riserva Ducale Chianti: a Tuscany Classic

Tuscany is a land of beautiful rolling hills and tall cypress tree surrounded villas. It is also home to the grape Sangiovese which is used in the blend Chianti. Gone are the days when Chianti would conjure up romantic images of wide bottomed bottles wrapped in straw baskets in the middle of red and white checkered…

Gran Passione Veneto Rosso 2012

We’re big fans of Italian wine around here even though I haven’t blogged much about them yet. Some of our favorites come from the Veneto region in north-eastern Italy. Think Venice and you’ll know the area. Valpolicella Ripasso wine is by far our favorite and I will blog much more about this in the future. I picked…