Taste of Wine
The WineSellar and Brasserie has once again taken the top annual Wine Spectator Grand Award for having one of the greatest wine lists in the world. Tucked into the Sorrento Valley with wine storage, a wine shop, a wine bar, a bistro and a brasserie, it has captured this international recognition annually since 1989, shortly [...]
If I could trade places with a wine guy who had a deep understanding of delicious small bite Italian food, it would be Faro Trupiano, who opened up his version of a dockside “enoteca” called D’Vino Café and Wine Bar in Oceanside Harbor.At the get-go I liked him and his fondness for hats. Most of [...]
Don’t be surprised if, along with other nutritional revelations on wine labels, you will also be made aware of the amount of calories in a standard sized glass of wine. What is considered standard for wine is a 5-ounce glass.
Ever since I can remember tasting wine (4-years-old and counting) I have known Italian wines to be either Chianti (Sangiovese grape) or Barolo/Barbaresco (Nebbiolo grape) and that was satisfactory until I started digging deeper into this vast wine barrel of Italy, with 20 regions from Sicily in the south to Trentino-Alto Adige in the north.
The first half of 2112 had a sense of positive change for the comeback of premium wines — those wines over $20. The famous (or infamous, depending on your outlook) “Two Buck Chuck” is finally down in sales after 10 years, partly due to the fact that grape production in the Napa Valley and other [...]
It’s remarkable how olive oil has walked in the same footprint as wine in recently capturing the public’s fancy for flavor. No longer content to use the plain tasting traditional olive oil their ancestors used, like wine, it’s what’s new and different.
The journey began for Banfi and the Mariani family, Americans John and Harry, some 34 years ago, when they carefully assembled 7,100 acres in Italy in a constellation of single vineyards in the southern Tuscan countryside of Montalcino.
I love the festive atmosphere of a German celebration.
Big, bold and concentrated just begin to describe what’s in store when a Lewis Wine meets the palate.