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Wine tasting is one of those activities where what you get out depends on what you put in.
Much of the mystery behind tasting wines is due to a lack of familiarity with the many grape varieties grown for wine making and the numerous regions where wine is produced.
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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
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
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