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Any Day is a Good Day for Bordeaux

Not only is the Italian wine selection impressive at the store, but Bordeaux also has its fair share of excellency here. The usual suspects are not here though. You won’t find any Château Lafite, Latour, Margaux or any other first … Continue reading

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Thank God for Friends – there when you need them.

I’ve been away from this blog for a bit…all good intentions to write, and then something inevitably comes up. Life has a way of kicking you when you’re down. I’m not sure if any can relate, but it seems that … Continue reading

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Collisioni – A collision of music, wine…and food!

Collisioni 2017 is in the books with successful concerts from Placebo and Robbie Williams, readings from poets, authors and actors, and copious amounts of wine tasted along with a new initiative this year:  Progetto Food. For me, this was my … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Forget Schioppettino!

Friuli is well known for their fabulous whites, but on my recent trip to the region, we imbibed in the reds of the regions, and likely the most famous, is Schioppettino (Sk-YIP-a-TEENO). There are many producers of this fine grape, and … Continue reading

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Friuli-Venezia Giulia

With my next trip to Italy imminent, and to prep “inquiring minds” for some of the native varieties I’ll get to taste, I thought I would give a brief ‘winey’ overview of the region and the native grapes therein. Despite … Continue reading

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