Sacred Stuff- Antonelli San Marco

In the hills of central Italy’s Umbria grows the most tannic grape in the world. The grape is called Sagrantino, the area is called Montefalco, the soil is full of fossils.  Wines from… Continue reading

Peace, Presidents, Picolit

Having a weekend full of presidential-like greatness?  Drinking anything interesting?  I hope so!  Get crazy, try something you’ve never heard of, why not… This past Friday I tasted some pretty cool wines at… Continue reading

That’s Amore!

A few snippets for the loved, loving, and lovers alike. From Gourmet- The Magazine of Good Living . February 1986 . $2.50 There’s another clear moral to this tale, now that I think about it:… Continue reading

Won’t you be my…Pelaverga?

When it comes to Valentine’s day I am usually a big believer in the whole love is actually all around us thing- from the stranger who holds a heavy door, to the pup… Continue reading

Have a Big Blue Weekend

A few interesting things I came across while wine web surfing this week.  Surfing, haha…righteous. Alfonso Cevola ponders the current state of Italian wine, asking all of the important questions.  Beautifully worded. Awesomely… Continue reading

We Will Be Ephemeral

Brooklyn’s Williamsburg Bridge is covered with literature- stickered, markered, painted, sprayed- advertisements, advice, outbursts of rage, romantic proclamations.  My amusement during morning runs, as though the rippling East River, Domino Sugar factory sign,… Continue reading

Winter Rosé

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.  -Emma Goldman You mean rosés, right?  Right! Rosé…so not just a summertime thing.  I find pretty pink wine to be one… Continue reading

In a Writer’s Glass

Pairing wine with literary greats…I think about these things. I think about a lot of things. Most are pretty irrelevant in the grand scheme.  But, then again, who created the scheme anyway? Hunter… Continue reading

“As Simple As That…”

January is Mentor Month!  I really like the word mentor, because when I speak it in my mind I think of my Dee Dee telling me about her “5 Great Mentors” and everything… Continue reading

P.S. Wine is Fun

You’ve forgotten those June nights at the Riviera…the night I drank Champagne from your slipper – two quarts. It would have been more but you were wearing inner soles.– Groucho Marx, At the… Continue reading

Yo Ho Barolo

“You know it balances on your head just like a mattress balances on a bottle of wine.” -Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat, Bob Dylan A mattress would be just as difficult to balance on a bottle of… Continue reading

Pick a Wine, Any Wine

Ordering wine from a restaurant list can sometimes be a little intimidating.  I understand the nervousness.  If you consider all the things there are to know in this world, we’re so novice at… Continue reading

Book Nook

Picasso’s reading woman just makes me want to curl up with a book and glass of wine.  Especially on one of these blustery January nights.  Tempting… I thought I might share a few… Continue reading

Auld Lang Syne

Oh my gosh, it’s New Year’s Eve.  Everybody panic!  Go out and and buy whatever bubbly you can find… hurry! Just kidding…kind of.  Here are three more fun sparkling options that can be… Continue reading

Hooray for Huet!

Suddenly Huet excused himself and disappeared from the room.  He returned with a bottle and three glasses.  “This is one of the reasons I am against the train,” he said, holding the unlabeled… Continue reading