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Wine  glasses and barrels

While our domestic wine industry has focused more on traditional French grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, our grape-growing options have expanded along with the American public’s appetite for new and “different” grapes. Enter the era of “Cal-Ital,” a term that some love and others loathe. [Read more…]

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Enjoying a Spritz on the Piazza Erbe

Some of you out there in the Wine Universe may have heard about a trade tasting that takes place in Verona, Italy for four days every March called Vinitaly, which is now in its 46th year. Vinitaly is hard to imagine in scale. [Read more…]

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One of my best friends from high school went to Tuscany in her 20s and met her future husband – a nice Jewish boy from Florida. Italy is like that. Its culture is predicated on love: love of beauty, love… [Read more…]

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Believe it or not, when Michael Mondavi first traveled the country promoting Robert Mondavi Winery in the 1960s, he was commonly asked, “Robert who?” followed by “Is that a Chinese restaurant?” I had to chuckle – even big names like… [Read more…]

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Since we are celebrating Columbus Day this week, it seemed like a perfect time to talk a little bit about Italian wines. For many people, discovering wine (and great food) is synonymous with Italy – my own love of wine… [Read more…]

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