• 2019 Harvey & Harriet, San Luis Obispo

    2019 Harvey & Harriet, San Luis Obispo

    Harvey & Harriet is another collaborative effort, in the My Favorite Neighbor portfolio, from Eric Jensen of Booker Vineyard. Harvey & Harriet is a red Bordeaux blend, made for Eric’s parents. The website ( says Eric’s parents are “a hardworking duo who shouldered the trials and tribulations of raising a large family in a modest… Read More

  • 2020 Piedlong, Chateauneuf-du-Pape

    2020 Piedlong, Chateauneuf-du-Pape

    My friends know of my extraordinary passion for the wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. One of my all-time favorite wines in the region is Vieux-Telegraphe, one of several domaines owned and managed by the Brunier family (   The Brunier family has a long history in CDP, starting with Henri Brunier who, in 1891, planted the first… Read More

  • 2021 Gaja Ca’ Marcanda Promis, Toscana

    2021 Gaja Ca’ Marcanda Promis, Toscana

    I recently read a book about the ten most influential families in wine… Gaja, the well-known wine-producing family headquartered in Barbaresco (Piedmont), figured large in the book. The winery was founded by Giovanni Gaja in 1859 and his express purpose was to produce wines of singular personality, that embodied all of the wonderful characteristics of… Read More

  • Tenuta Della Famiglia Cecchi

    Tenuta Della Famiglia Cecchi

    At Vino Italiano with Andrea and Giulia Cecchi As much as I love fine wine and food, one of their most engaging elements is the incredibly warm and generous people that you meet along the way. We recently had the pleasure of experiencing another amazing wine dinner at Vino Italiano (, 669 Main St. in… Read More

  • 2020 Inama Carbonare Soave Classico

    2020 Inama Carbonare Soave Classico

    Soave, an ancient wine making region in Italy that for many years was regarded with disdain because of the insipid nature of its signature white wine, has in the last decade reestablished itself as a producer of finely balanced and nuanced wines. The heart of the region, Soave Classico is a fairly hilly area with… Read More

  • 2010 Domaine Monpertuis “Secret de Gabriel” Chateauneuf-du-Pape

    2010 Domaine Monpertuis “Secret de Gabriel” Chateauneuf-du-Pape

    Domaine Monpertuis is a relatively new Domaine (1971), founded by a very old family of winemakers, the Jeune family. The property consists of 17 hectares, or approximately 42 acres of cultivated vineyards. The property is one of the oldest in Chateauneuf, dating back to the time of Roman colonization. The vineyards are spread across a… Read More

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