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  • 2020 Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Reserva

    2020 Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Reserva

    The wines of Sardinia are perhaps some of the most undervalued wines in Italy. Made from many of the world’s most popular grape varieties, the wines are often overlooked because the dialectic names of these grapes are unrecognizable. Combine that fact with the already confusing traditional Italian wine label, and consumers will happily walk right… Read More

  • Summer Sippers 2023

    Summer Sippers 2023

    The concept of Summer Sippers was born out of a desire to expose my followers to the true taste and character of rosé wine. For years I expounded on how the White Zinfandel craze of the 1980’s ruined American’s true understanding of the beauty of a crisp, abundantly-floral, pink glass of wonderfulness. Over time, my… Read More

  • 2019 Il Molino di Grace “Il Margone” Gran Selezione, Chianti Classico

    2019 Il Molino di Grace “Il Margone” Gran Selezione, Chianti Classico

    For many years, I have been touting the rebirth of Chianti, a movement that began in the vineyards of Chianti Classico. Today’s Chianti is a direct benefactor of the results of a very special project. Chianti Classico 2000 was a project that was developed by the Chianti Classico Consorzio starting as early as 1987. The… Read More

Around the World with Pinot Noir

Around the World with Pinot Noir

Once upon a time, Pinot Noir was the exclusive grape of Red Burgundy. Today, Pinot … Read More »