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April 9, 2016

Top Etna Rosso Wines Blind Taste Test

Top Etna Rosso Wines Blind Taste Test

I think I was inspired by March Madness.  College basketball at this time of year is impossible to ignore, especially because my Alma mater ( Michigan State) is a regular contender. Except this year!!!  I was thinking to myself there are so many wines from just Etna alone how can we figure out our favorites? […]

February 19, 2016

Antichi Vini di Sicilia Wine Review – No Buono

Antichi Vini di Sicilia Wine Review – No Buono

Had a really bad experience with a few wines that I bought and wanted to share and warn.  Also it has been a while since I have pretended to be a wine expert, but for these wines no expertise was needed.  We ended up dumping most of the 6 bottles that we got.  The winery […]

April 9, 2013

Cilda – My favorite place to buy wine in Catania

Cilda – My favorite place to buy wine in Catania

There are a lot of options when it comes to buying wine in Sicily.  Especially for those with access to Sigonella.  For a while I bought my wine at the NEX because I figured it was the best price and it was already in dollars.  My local friend Mario showed me a new option that […]

March 13, 2013

Patria Winery – Mount Etna Sicily

Patria Winery – Mount Etna Sicily

A new winery!  By new winery I mean one of the oldest wineries on Sicily, but new for us.  Now that I have you thoroughly confused lets talk about wine! haha.  Its been a while since we did a winery tour and the timing couldn’t be better.  Spring has started to show itself and we […]

March 1, 2013

Palmento – A Great Book about Sicilian Wine and Culture

Palmento – A Great Book about Sicilian Wine and Culture

I forgot to talk about this book about a year ago when I read it.  I just ran across it in the house again and remembered that I had to share.   If you need an new book or know someone that has an interest in Sicilian wine or just Sicily for that matter this is […]

November 7, 2012

Firriato Etna Rosso 2009

Firriato Etna Rosso 2009

I had to write about this wine while it was still in my mind here.  We just had this last night and it was great.  This wine woke up my tastebuds with some character.  Lately wines really haven’t been surprising me… probably because we have been playing it safe with the wines we know.  I […]

October 3, 2012

West Coast Sicily Wineries – Planeta Winery & Donnafugata Winery

West Coast Sicily Wineries – Planeta Winery & Donnafugata Winery

A trip to the West coast of Sicily has been looming over us for the past year.  It has always been on our list to explore over there, but always gets aced for something else that comes up.  The 2+ hour drive definitely has influenced our decision.  Back in August something came up that forced […]

September 18, 2012

La Pievaccia – 2010 Chianti – Wine Review

La Pievaccia – 2010 Chianti – Wine Review

Looking for a good inexpensive Chianti?  This one fits the bill.  At  €2.89 this DOCG wine had a lot of character without any craziness.   Im happy to add this to the Ferrari category of ratings.  

July 23, 2012

COS Winery Sicily

COS Winery Sicily

Some friends of ours were nice enough to invite us to a little weekend at a winery about an hour and a half south of where we live.  COS winery is one of Sicily’s most renowned wine makers.  But in typical Sicilian fashion we weren’t going to just taste some wines for an hour and […]

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