Tenuta del Priore, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, 2008 DOC ($13) This red wine from the red clay soils of Central Italy’s Eastern Abruzzo region flows into the glass with strong dark red color, the nose expresses some red and dark fruit aromas. All flavors of savory, rustic red fruits and underlying notes of raspberry come through with a … Continue reading Tenuta del Priore, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, 2008 DOC
Some very impressive wines are best enjoyed by themselves – but some wines, when presented with food, actually seem to make both the food and the wine improve and Italian wines are traditionally favorites of the wine+food crowd. Here is a wine that fills the requirement of “must go well with food”. The Ascheri Barbera … Continue reading Need a food wine? Try the Ascheri Barbera D’Alba Fontanelle 2008
When Pittsburghers think about driving a couple of hours to a wine event, many might be think ‘why bother’, since the State of Pennsylvania is known to have generally similar choices at all the state owned wine shops across the state. But wait – this event looks a little different. For anyone thirsting for wine … Continue reading WPSU Wine Festival & Celebration – State College September 19th
Wow – what fun flavor combinations we had for this Italian-themed cruise – as always, my cheese-expert pal David Bennett chose cheese from the same country as the wines – we tried to obtain traditional, ‘old-world’ style wines to express traditional Italian flavors – no Super-Tuscans in this tasting! Feel free to post questions and … Continue reading Wines and Cheeses from Italy river cruise – Delicioso!