Palmina Wines in Santa Barbara County focuses on Northern Italian grape varieties. The wines are to be enjoyed with friends and of course, great food.
A new year, a fresh start, a positive outlook. I welcome 2021 and am kicking things off with one of my favorite Italian red grapes: Lagrein. If you are fond of medium to fuller-bodied wine such as Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, I bet you’ll enjoy Lagrein. Below I share information about where this grape grows in Italy and a few… Read more »
Veneto- home to one of the world’s most loved sparkling wines and Prosecco Superiore, a community of wine people making a sustainable difference. Here are two ‘cru’ level wines to try.
The sustainable La Tordera producer has an outstanding Zero Dossagio from the Valdobbiadene DOCG in Prosecco. Come see what’s making our holiday sparkle!
Primitivo’s home turf in Puglia is Gioia del Colli where the wines are generally fresher with more finesse than those from warmer, well known areas further south- they are fuller and richer. Let’s pour four and find out.
Volcanic activity left its mark on soils in many areas of Italy. Some of these areas don’t necessarily jump out including one of my favorite regions, the Veneto and Soave.
Mark and I drink plenty of pink wine whether Italian rosato, rosado or rosé. Here I share two very different styles from the foothills of the Italian Apennines to rolling hills closer to the sea.
April takes our Italian Food, Wine and Travel group on a virtual excursion to Campania in southwestern Italy where rare wine grapes are abundant. An area where there is no shortage of stunning coastline and no lack of chaotic action in the capital city Naples, it oozes archeological and ancient sites such as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum. The next time… Read more »
Brachetto d’Acqui sparkling frizzante wine- bright, foamy and fizzy, perfect for aperitivo or a lazy afternoon, I’d invite it to my couch for a movie and dessert too.
Barbera fans take note! Meet smaller producer Susanna Galandrino and La Gironda winery in Piedmont Monferrato for organic Barbera exploration.